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Integrated municipal WWTP

Key enabling process(es)

SMART-product(s)

SMARTech2a

Karmiel (Israel)

Mainstream polyurethane-based anaerobic biofilter

Biogas, Energy-efficient water reuse

The Karmiel WWTP was built in order to treat wastewater from Karmiel town and its region including wastewater originating form industrial areas. The  WWTP was  built  by  a  co-partnership  of  equal  shares  (50%  each)  of  the  National  Water Company “Mekorot” and the Regional Sewage Association. Wastewater is treated in a conventional activated sludge system, providing sludge treatment in thickeners, followed by anaerobic digestion and sludge dewatering.

AgRobics has developed an advanced anaerobic technology (AAT) for treating heterogeneous wastewater. The AAT is a “bio - stabilized”, polymer -based matrix impregnated with unique anaerobic microorganisms. The matrix has large surface area and high capacity that enables the loading of higher number of microorganisms compared to incumbent wastewater treatment methods. In addition, the matrix provides physical protection for the microorganisms.

SMARTech2a is the key to enable secondary biogas recovery from small-medium municipal WWTP where irregular organic-load peaks often occur. It will apply a secondary anaerobic biofilter with an innovative polymeric based immobilization matrix to treat anaerobically sewage and produce biogas. The system will result in high COD and TSS removal as well as biogas production, providing treated effluent adapted for reuse in agriculture or reclamation after post-treatment. The demo system will have a reaction volume of 25 m3 and will be installed at the municipal WWTP of Karmiel (Israel) to treat 100-120 m3/d of sewage.

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