Siemens' Crown system to help California water conservation plant improve efficiency and lower costs
Los Angeles, California, USA, 2011-Oct-17
The Water Conservation Plant in Visalia, California, USA, is undergoing a major plant upgrade, part of which includes improving its digester performance, generating more biogas, and converting the gas to electricity onsite. Siemens Industry Automation Division's Crown sludge disintegration system is expected to enhance anaerobic digester performance to increase biogas production by 15-20%. This will result in lower plant operating and power costs from beneficial reuse of biogas and reduced solids disposal. The system is expected to become operational in the spring of 2012.