March 30, 2007
March 30, 2007 - Sheep's fleece might keep people warm in the winter but it also is one of the newest products used in treating sanitary sewage.
Officials in Portage, N.Y., hope new filters made of fleece, scheduled to be installed at the city's wastewater treatment plant next year, will help increase plant capacity.
The new filters should increase process capacity from 3.5 million gallons per day to 14 million gallons per day. The plant presently uses sand filters in the process, which allows for filtering 2 gallons of waste water per minute per square foot. The new filters could nearly double that capacity. Reprinted in Part from nwi.com