City of Napoleon Waste Water Treatment
735 E Washington St.
Napoleon, Ohio 43545
Wastewater generated in Napoleon is collected by a combined collection system on the West and South sides of town and a separated system in the North, Central, and West sides of town. The wastewater is transported 35 inch by 45 inch brick combined sewer and a 12 inch force main under the river from the south side lift tation.
The Napoleon Wastewater Plant is a trickling filter plant which includes phosphorus and grit removal facilities, primary sedimentation, nitrification, reaeration basin, final settling, chlorination, dechlorination and sludge disposal.
The sludge disposal equipment consists of a primary digester, two secondary digesters, two belt filter presses and a 258,000 gallon sludge lagoon. Digested sludge is land applied for use as a soil conditioner.
The original plant was constructed in 1958 and was basically half the size of the current plant which was completed in 1982. The 1982 plant expansion updated plant equipment and doubled the plants capacity with the addition of a new barminutor, one primary tank, a new chlorination tank, with building and a new primary and secondary digester.
In order to meet new NPDES permit requirements, a $3.8 million expansion and rehabilitation project was started in the summer of 1997 and finished in November of 1998. The project increased the hydraulic capacity of the plant from 6.0 MGD to 7.5 MGD to provide more capacity for wet weather flows.
The rehabilitated plant also provides for ammonia removal and dechlorination of plant effluent. The project also included the replacement of mechanical screens with two new traveling screens; the replacement of sludge collection equipment in the two existing primary tanks; and the addition of a third final settling tank and sludge pump, reaeration tanks and a blower building. Facilities for feeding chlorine gas, alum and sodium bisulfate in the process stream were also added.
In order to cut costs, the rock media trickling filters were increased in height from 6 foot side walls to 32 foot and converted to biotowers with plastic media for ammonia removal and aluminum dome covers were also installed to protect the media.
- Screening: removes coarse and stringy materials.
- Detritor: removes sand and grit.
- Primary Settling Tank: removes suspended solids.
- Biotowers: BOD removal and nitrification.
- Secondary Settling Tanks: removes additional solids and phosphorus.
- Ultraviolet Disinfection: Disinfects Plant Effulent
- Sludge Digestion: removes gas and odors and stabilizes sludge.
- Belt Filter Press: For dewatering of digested sludge.
|Average Daily Flow:||2.6 MGD|
|Maximum Daily Flow:||4.7 MGD|
|Peak Hydraulic Flow:||7.5 MGD|
|Influent BOD at Average Flow:||4,770 lbs.|
|Influent SS at Average Flow:||4,987 lbs.|
|Influent Phosphorus at Average Flow:||163 lbs.|
- 2 -@ 45 ft. diameter, with 8.5 ft. water depth
- 13,512 cf each, 101,070 gal. each or 202,140 gal. for both tanks
- 141.3 linear feet of weir per tank
- 2 - @ 55 ft. diameter, 30 ft. depth of media
- 268,488 sf and 142,560 cf of media (71,239 cf per filter)
- 297 blocks of media per layer, with 30 layers per filter
- 30 ft. x 6 ft. x 9.5 ft. = 1710 cf
- 1710 cf x 7.48 gal/cf = 12,791 gal. x 2 = 25,582 gal. total
- 3 - @ 60 ft. diameter, 12 ft. water depth
- old final tanks - 2 @ 33,912 cf. 253,789 gal./each
- new final tank - 1 @ 33,912 cf. 253,662 gal.
- 188 linear feet of weir per tank
- 761,240 gal. Total Final Settling
- 55 ft. diameter, 20 ft. water depth
- 47,500 cf and 355,250 gal. capacity
- 55 ft. diameter, 20 ft. water depth
- 55,755 cf and 417,056 gal. capacity
Belt Filter Building:
- 2 - 1.5 Meter Presses
- 280 - 350 lbs. dry solids/hr.
- 70 ft. x 140 ft. sludge storage area
Emergency Power: 275 KW Generator with automatic transfer switch