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WasteWater Treatment Equipment and Engineering
Manufactures of Turborator®
Self Aspirating Sludge and high Solids Mixer
Aerobic Sludge Mixing
High Solids Mixing / Blending
MGD Process Technology Inc. (MGD) specializes in wastewater treatment equipment and engineering and has over 25 years of experience in the water and wastewater industries. Since 2006 MGD has been manufacturing the patented Turborator® technology in the greater Boston area and we are pleased to provide you with continued service and support.
The Turborator® has been used successfully in installations throughout the United States, Canada and other parts of the world for over 25 years and has a proven track record in both retrofit and new installations. The Turborator® has been used in both municipal and industrial applications wherever mixing and aeration is needed - especially for sludges and high solids. The following table lists some typical applications for the Turborator®:
ATAD Poultry and Animal Waste Lagoons
Sludge Mixing Sludge Holding Tanks & Lagoons
Performance / Design
The Turborator® is a self aspirating submerged impeller aerator and mixer. When the patented Turborator® impeller rotates in a liquid, a low pressure zone is created behind each blade. This low pressure zone creates a strong vacuum which draws air down the shaft and disperses as fine bubbles into the surrounding liquid. Air is introduced up to 9 feet below the surface without requiring a blower or compressor. The air drawn by the pumping action of the Turborator® is sheared by the vane edges of the high speed radial flow impeller producing millions of micron sized bubbles. The long retention time and high combined surface area of these micron sized bubbles along with the thorough dispersion generated by the mixing action of the impeller, substantially increases the oxygen transfer efficiency and keeps solids in suspension. The high velocity discharge design also prevents plugging or blockages common in other types of aeration system. Advantages of gas introduction below the liquid surface include the absence of surface splashing and mist formation which release pathogens into the atmosphere and can cause ice build up in cold weather climates.
Refer to Turborator® Mixing Diagram for graphical representation.
The oxygen transfer efficiency is higher than other mechanical self aspirating aerators due to the manner in which gas is introduced below the liquid surface. In testing performed in accordance to the ASCE "Standard for the Measurement of Oxygen Transfer in Clean Water" Turborator® units have oxygen transfer efficiency 18% greater than competitor's equipment - based on the horsepower delivered at the shaft.
The simplicity of the Turborator® design results in a durable, dependable, low maintenance system. The basic components of the system include a severe duty electric motor with a belt drive mounted to a solid main frame, a heavy walled steel shaft supported by heavy duty bearings, and the patented Turborator® impeller. The optional incorporation of a variable speed drive gives the Turborator®flexibility between pure mixing and mixing with increased aeration to satisfy the most stringent process requirements.
Turborator® units are available in sizes from 5 - 30 HP and can be installed on a fixed support or mounted on floats to suit the application.
Autothermal Thermophilic Aerobic Digestion
Poultry and Farm Waste
McMinnville, OR - ATAD
The Turborator® has proven to be very cost effective and reliable in retrofitting existing facilities. Please refer to the documents provided for details on how the Turborator® increased plant capacity and improved overall process performance at the McMinnville Water Reclamation Facility. The temperature comparison document clearly shows the benefits of installing the
District of Salmon Arm
Turborator® technology has been providing aeration and mixing solutions to the wastewater industry since 1989 and is a featured component in the first ATAD system in North America, The District of Salmon Arm Water Pollution Control Centre, Salmon Arm, BC which continues to operate today.
Information and Resources
CONTROLLED AIR FLOW (CAF) OPTION
Turborator®with Controlled Air Flow (CAF):
The Turborator® can be supplied with the Controlled Air Flow (CAF) option. This allows for direct, independent control of the airflow, without adjusting the speed of the impeller. The CAF system requires additional 120 volt power and a control signal to each unit to regulate the air flow. CAF can be used in conjunction with a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) to allow for the most flexibility in controlling both mixing and aeration.
Please contact us for more information.
VARIABLE FREQUENCY DRIVE (VFD)
Turborator® with Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)
Each Turborator® is supplied with a severe duty premium efficient motor suitable for use with a variable speed drive (VFD). Varying the speed of the impeller within the aeration range allows for control of the air volume drawn into the liquid, which can be used to control dissolved oxygen or temperature. This enhances process control and maximizes the energy efficiency of the Turborator.
Please contact us for more information.
Below are links to files containing more information regarding the Turborator® and several short videos of operation.
News and Events:
Visit or booth at these upcoming Events:
NEWEA 2020 Annual Conference & Exhibit
January 26-29, 2016
Boston Marriott Hotel - Copley Place
See our Advertisement in the latest Issue of Manure Manager Magazine
Certifications and News:
Turborator receives CE Certification - November 2012
Water Environment and Technology Magazine (WE&T) - September 2010 Issue Plant Profile - McMinnville Water Reclamation Facility Features the Turborator® in their ATAD Digester
Matthew Dickson, P.E.
Principal and founder
MGD Process Technology Inc.
Matthew Dickson, P.E. is principal and founder of MGD Process Technology Inc. specializing in wastewater treatment equipment supply and consulting engineering. He has 25 years experience in the water and wastewater industries with a focus on process equipment applications and construction.
Matt also provides consulting services including project management and engineering for major equipment manufacturers and engineering firms. Capabilities include assistance with equipment application and design as well as management services. Project management services include equipment procurement, scheduling, construction coordination and start-up and commissioning assistance.
Major consulting projects include:
* 250 metric ton/day household waste composting facility, Mindarie, Australia
* 200 ton/day biosolids composting facility, Burlington County, NJ
* 1,000 metric ton/day biosolids composting facility, Shenyang, China
Prior to founding MGD in 2006, Matt served as a project manager and project engineer for Geologic Services Corporation, an environmental consulting firm. From 1993 through 1999 he held positions of applications manager and project engineer for U.S. Filter Inc. In addition, he has 10 years experience in the construction industry as an estimator, field engineer and project manager for projects involving highway and heavy construction, water and wastewater treatment systems and water storage facilities.
Matt earned a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA.
Matt is a Massachusetts Registered Professional Engineer and holds a Massachusetts Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators license. He is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Water Environment Federation.
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MGD Process Technology Inc.
PO Box 654