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At the 3A Lift Station Force Main and Plant Headworks in Dayton, Nevada, officials from the Lyon County Utilities Department discovered high sulfide levels present and desired to find a solution. Hydrogen sulfide can lead to odor and corrosion within a water system, so it was highly important that the county find an answer that is both effective and limits ongoing costs. To tackle this issue, Anue Water Technologies (AWT) demonstrated its FORSe 5 odor and corrosion system for treatment of the force main.
A 2-mile force main was expressing high concentrations of H2S, with peaks of 3400 parts per million and averages of 340 parts per million at its outfall.
A FORSe 5 pilot was installed with an output of 120 grams per hour of ozone and 40 liters per minute of oxygen. Prior to the commissioning of the pilot, total sulfides were measured at a whopping 17 milligrams per liter. After just five days of FORSe 5 operation, these values were reduced to 0.2 milligrams per liter, a 99 percent reduction. Even more, the vapor phase measurements showed similar results, where H2S levels were ultimately driven from over 3400 to less than 10 parts per million.
Under extreme temperature conditions with daily ambient temperatures exceeding 110 degrees Fahrenheit (43.3 degrees Celsius) and high levels of H2S, Anue’s FORSe 5 odor and corrosion control system achieved significant levels of control in less than one week.
Further improvement occurred when the city closes the ARV. The H2S level drop from 95 average to 11 parts per million.
The system completed its installation on May 1, 2014. With the resident pump off, the measured dosing of O2 was only 100 liters per minute. With the resident pump on, the dosing O2 continued at 100 liters per minute with O2+O3 at 40 liters per minute at 250 gallons per hour. The performance was charted at a constant H2S average of 15 parts per million from May 24 to June 11 of that year.
To ensure that the result is based on Anue’s FORSe 5 system, the city of Lyon County monitored the H2S reading during the power outage in February 2015. The average H2S level before the power shut off was 11 parts per million. After the power shut off, the H2S gradually increased, with a peak measured at about 770 parts per million on February 9 of that year.  The average from February 7 to February 9 was about 150 to 190 parts per million. With the power resumed on the evening of February 9, the H2S level dropped almost immediately and remain the average of 15 parts per million after one day.
The operators were very pleased to find that Anue system’s performance meets H2S target goal of less than 50 parts per million at the discharge location, and the direct injection method performs well with gravity line and low pressure profile force main. Also, closing some of the ARV(s) improved system performance and further reduced the H2S level in the force main and at the discharge location.
A real boon to the process was showing that the effect of the dosage requires fewer than twenty-four hours to see a result at 3A Lift Station Force Main and Plant Headwork. Today, operators report that the system performs with no fault after one year with only routine maintenance recommended by manufacturers required to keep the system running. ◆
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Larry Burbach is general manaer and COO at Anue Water Technologies, a leading manufacturer of engineered solutions for water treatment, empowering municipalities, industrial, and commercial companies who encounter challenges with wastewater by creating tailored and turn key product lines that provide highly effective solutions for odor, corrosion, fat, oil, and grease issues. Anue Water Technologies focuses on the delivery of technology that is sustainable with proven applications that enhance people’s lives. For inquiries, write For more information, visit
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