The City of St. Joseph, Missouri is the county seat of Buchanan County and the eighth largest city in Missouri with approximately 77,176 residents as of 2012. St. Joseph is the central service provider for a seven-county area of northwest Missouri and north east Kansas with a combined population of over 155,000.
St. Joseph is located roughly 30-miles north of Kansas City, MO and approximately 125-miles south of Omaha, NE. The town has a rich history that includes Jesse James and the birthplace of the Pony Express.
The purpose of the Parkway A Odor Control Project was to address odors originating from the sewer system along the parkway in the vicinity of Mark Twain Elementary School. Chemicals to reduce odors were being added at the Faraon Street Pump Station. The chemical addition proved to not be sufficient to control the problem, especially during the periods of dry weather.
In the August 2, 2018 issue of the City Link (a publication of the City), the City stated the ECO2 oxygenation system “is both more effective and economical than the current approach in controlling odors”.
The consultant for the Parway A Project was Burn & McDonnell; this is the third project in collaboration with this firm- Colorado Springs, CO and Broomfield, CO- being the first two.
The project details are as followed
- 24-inch force main diameter
- 10,560-feet force main length
- Over 3 million gallons per day
Innovative and highly effective, SuperOxygenation technology is an eco friendly alternative to traditional chemical treatments for water and wastewater. Focusing on odor and corrosion prevention, ECO2 has helped cities across the country solve their needs in both municipal and industrial applications.
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ECO2 SuperOxygenation systems for water and wastewater treatment are designed and produced by Eco-Oxygen Technologies, LLC headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. The technology is the pioneering effort of Dr. Richard Speece, Centennial Professor Emeritus of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Vanderbilt University.
The ECO2 oxygenation method is a simple process based upon the scientific principle of Henry’s Law. No chemicals and no moving parts other than standard industrial water pumps are used. The result is a robust, reliable, economically competitive and environmentally friendly technology.
In municipal applications, ECO2 technology eliminates hydrogen sulfide odor and corrosion by dissolving pure oxygen in wastewater at high concentrations (50-75 mg/l) which prevents the formation of hydrogen sulfide and the associated “rotten-egg” odor. This approach saves money on alternative chemicals, provides pretreatment and does not increase total dissolved solids. ECO2 engineers are presently focused on wastewater projects in Maine, Indiana, California, Kentucky and Texas.