Brevard County’s South Central advanced nutrient removal treatment facility expansion used an innovative approach to double its capacity from 6 MGD to 12 MGD to accommodate rapid population growth in the region. After evaluating the initial 3 MGD design concept, the team utilized a high-efficiency Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge (IFAS) process to allow for smaller basins than conventional activated sludge processes, delivering a 6 MGD expansion within the original 3 MGD expansion budget.
The expansion provided numerous upgrades focused on cost savings and ease of operation and maintenance for the lifespan of the facility. These improvements included a pretreatment structure designed to clean wastewater and improve the biological nutrient removal process, launder covers to eliminate maintenance of weirs, conical mixers to improve efficiency in the anoxic basins, and elevated walkways designed to ease operations and maintenance of the new process.
The completed project was recognized with an Engineering Excellence Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Florida, designed to recognize outstanding contributions to the consulting engineering profession.