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SORB 333 TM

Arsenic Removal Systems

Arsenic Solutions Start Here


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Since 1995, Severn Trent Services has been actively involved in providing efficient
and effective arsenic removal solutions. Severn Trent’s SORB 33TM arsenic removal
system employs a robust granular ferric
oxide (GFO) media, Bayoxide® E33,
developed by Bayer AG, for the adsorp-
tion of arsenic from contaminated water
sources. The Bayoxide® E33 GFO media
is made available exclusively from Bayer
to Severn Trent for use in their SORB 33
Arsenic Removal process. As a large
chemical company specializing in applied
iron oxide technologies, Bayer has the
technical expertise and capacity to meet
global needs for the supply of GFO for
arsenic removal.

SORB 33TM Process


The SORB 33 arsenic removal system employs a simple “Pump and Treat” process that flows pressurized well water through a
fixed bed pressure vessel containing the GFO media where arsenic is adsorbed. Severn Trent Services Guarantees
Performance on the SORB 33 process.

SORB 33TM Features SORB 33TM Advantages


• Removes both As (III) and As (V) to < 4 µg/L • Low capital and operating costs
• Robust GFO media has a high capacity for arsenic • Simple process control: unattended operation
• GFO media life is 6 months to 2 years • Easy Disposal of spent “fixed” media: Passes
• Very low residual effluents: < 0.1% of water treated TCLP Test - no hazardous waste generated.
• No re-pumping required • Guaranteed Performance
• No chemicals for regeneration • Low extractables (NSF approval applied for)
• Low Maintenance: no moving parts • Low shipping cost and long shelf life due to “Dry
• Small footprint Media”.
• Dry media

Model Water Capacity Media Vessel


No. MGD GPM Ft3 Size (Ø)
306 0.3 210 82 6 Ft
508 0.5 370 146 8 Ft
810 0.8 580 228 10 Ft
1011 1.0 700 276 11 Ft
1212 1.2 830 328 12 Ft
1614 1.6 1100 447 14 Ft

As the contaminated water passes through the GFO media, arsenic is adsorbed and removed to a level below the
drinking water standard of 10 µg/L. The GFO media was developed to have a high capacity for arsenic. As a result it
achieves long run times ranging from six months to two years before the media becomes exhausted. Once
exhausted, the media can be removed and sent to a non-hazardous landfill for disposal, meeting TCLP test. System
design and operation does not require cleaning, regeneration or any of the other complex process steps required for
competitive technologies. This is a simple “PUMP and TREAT” solution for water treatment at the well sight. In
addition to its simplicity, the SORB 33 process is a cost-effective solution for arsenic removal at well water sites from
installation to full operation.
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Technology Comparison
Severn Trent Services offers a broad range of available technologies such as adsorption, reverse osmosis,
coagulation/micro-filtration and ion exchange that are capable of removing arsenic problems in drinking waters and
waste waters. The SORB 33 process was specifically developed for the removal of arsenic from large municipal
water systems. It is a cost effective, simple and proven process.

The Simple Solution Concept


S TS C hemical Waste Water Impact on
Technology Process Applicability/C omments
Product U se Generated Wasted Water Quaity

Si mple, C ost Effecti ve Soluti on for


SORB 33 Yes Si mple None Low <.1% None
"PUMP and TREAT"
Appli es for i n home POU appli cati on.
C leani ng
RO Yes Moderate Low 10-25% Improves Appli es i f addi ti onal salt removal or
C hemi cals
other i on removal i s requi red.

Regenerati on C ould Spi ke Appli cable only for speci al appli cati ons
Ion exchange Yes C omplex Hi gh 5%
C hemi cals Arseni c wi th unusual water chemi stry

Si mi lar process to SORB 33, except


capaci ty i s li mi ted and wi ll requi re
Acti vated Regenerati on
No C omplex Hi gh 5% None regenerati on. Regenerati on makes
Alumi na (AA) C hemi cals
process complex, generates waste and
i ncreases cost
C leani ng, Wi ll only apply to central "WATER
C oagulati on
Yes C omplex C oagulati on Moderate 5% None TREATMENT" faci li ti es.
Mi crofi ltrati on
C hemi cals Wi ll apply for surface water appli cati ons.

INSTALLED CAPITAL COST COMPARISON


($/GPD)

$1.80

$1.60

For a comparison of $1.40


the capital and operating
CAPITAL COST ($/GPD)

costs between the $1.20

SORB 33 process and $1.00

other technologies for a


$0.80
1 MGD system with
35 µg/L of arsenic refer $0.60

to the corresponding $0.40


figures.
$0.20

$0.00
I-X COAG/MF AA SORB 33
TECHNOLOGY

O P E R A T IN G C O S T C O M P A R IS O N
( $ /1 0 0 0 G A L L O N S T R E A T E D )

$ 0 .5 0

$ 0 .4 5

$ 0 .4 0

$ 0 .3 5
$/1000 GALLONS TREATED

$ 0 .3 0

$ 0 .2 5

$ 0 .2 0

$ 0 .1 5

$ 0 .1 0

$ 0 .0 5

$ $0-. 0 0
I- X C O A G /M F AA S O RB 3 3
T EC H N O L O G Y

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SORB 33TM Installations
The SORB 33 process has been successfully piloted and placed in full-scale plant operation since 1999. The full
scale process effectively removes both As (III) and As (V) to levels well below 4 µg/L. Due to the proven success and
extensive experience with the SORB 33 arsenic removal system, Severn Trent Services Guarantees
Performance on the process! Severn Trent Services has installed 46.6 MGD of full scale plant systems. Two of
these installations are shown here.

Chaddesley Corbett Plant Hilton Plant (6.0 MGD Capacity)


(1.9 MGD Capacity)

Skid Mounted Demonstration Unit


To help validate the adsorption process Severn Trent Services offers pilot programs with the SORB 33 arsenic
removal system. Pilot units are available either skid mounted as a mobile plant or as individual column units.

• Two 4"- diameter columns


• Parallel flow for 2 operating conditions
• Series flow for Fe/Mn pretreatment
• pH adjustment * data logging

Severn Trent Services


5415 Sligh Avenue Suite 102 Tampa, FL 33634
Tel: (813) 886-9331 • (800) 364-3931 • Fax: (813) 886-0654
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