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Steve Avery March 9, 2005 BISC 102 Prof. Bakus Field Trip #2 The Hyperion sewage treatment plant serves 4 billion people, as it is one of the largest in the world. 360 million gallons of water goes through the plant each day, but it was designed to treat 450 million gallons of wastewater. There are 6,500 miles of underground pipes that are used to convey wastewater to Hyperion. The Hyperion treats the water, not to reuse it, but to put it in the ocean. The Hyperion gets different types of waste from toilet water, to solids, to candy wrappers, or even bowling balls. The water goes through a long process of headworks and sedimentation where large debris and grit is removed. then to primary treatment and intermediate pumping station where primary solids are captured and sent to digesters, then to the oxygen reactors, then to the settling/clarifying tanks, and finally to the water is reused in the ocean.
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Unformatted text preview: This plant compares with others in the country as it was recognized as one of the top 10 projects of the 20 th century, ranking with the Eiffel Tower, the New York Subway System, and the Golden Gate Bridge. It also was in the top 125 projects in the construction industry over the past 125 years. It has received many awards for performance and permit compliance, maintenance and safety, biosolids, and plant of the year. In treating biosolids, the energy recovery is methane gas that is produced during digestion and gets piped to a nearby power plant. The oxygen reactors “dissolve high purity oxygen into secondary wastewater for final treatment. The finished product is the clean, safe effluent that we reuse or discharge into the bay” (Hyperion packet)....
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  • Spring '06
  • Kiefer,Bakus
  • Sewage treatment, Anaerobic digestion, HYPERION, Hyperion sewage treatment, oxygen reactors, Prof. Bakus Field

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