Triple-T – TAYA 2.0 Nitrogen Management
Treat More, With Less!
About the Company:
Triple-T is the Israeli leader in sustainable wastewater treatment, developing high-efficiency aerobic reactors, consuming 90% less energy and low O&M. With over 30 years of experience in wastewater treatment and reuse, Triple-T is dedicated to providing its clients with robust, sustainable and cost-effective solutions. The Triple-T team has evolved from the world of intensive wastewater treatment, having designed and managed some of the largest WWTPs in Israel. Triple-T’s knowledge and industry experience, combined with our desire for environmental stewardship, lead to the development of TAYA — the simplest and most-efficient treatment system in the world.
About the Solution:
TAYA is a state-of the art wastewater treatment technology, combining the heavy load treatment capabilities of intensive electro-mechanical systems, with the operational simplicity and process benefits of extensive systems. The result is a powerful biological reactor, capable of treating the strongest wastewater in the world, using a fraction of the energy and O&M associated with traditional technologies.
Traditional wastewater treatment technologies consume large amounts of electricity to maintain a high oxygen supply to the aerobic bacteria inside the reactor. TAYA is different, because it operates using a passive aeration process, which exposes fixed biofilm to an unlimited supply of atmospheric oxygen during its normal fill and drain cycle. This process is enhanced by Triple-T’s proprietary pumping chamber and software design, which leverages the power of gravity to reduce energy consumption by as much as 90%.
In addition to energy savings, TAYA delivers tangible process and operational benefits compared to traditional WWTPs. The attached growth design, combined with long retention times and a complete-mix feed system, enables TAYA to handle variable loading conditions with ease. Furthermore, TAYA is designed to degrade residuals in situ, significantly reducing the production of sludge inside the system. Most impressively however, TAYA is governed by a single electro-mechanical system, making it the most simple and sustainable solution on the market.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
- No saleable product produced in most systems
- Vermiculture and some other technologies do produce salable by-products (i.e. worms and worm castings)
- Traditional and modified forms exist with years of experience treating municipal wastewater
- Uses large, multiple reaction chambers seeded with both anaerobic and aerobic bacteria
- Traditional concerns are capital cost, requiring large dedicated tanks and large power consumption for aeration.
- Proven technology for phosphorous recovery, storage reduction, GHG reduction, odor control and pathogen reduction
- This technology loses nitrogen as non-reactive nitrogen gas
Newtrient has had multiple conversations with Smart Water Group concerning the Triple-T TAYA system. The TAYA system is a proven wastewater treatment technology in Israel, with seven full-scale operations ranging between 50,000 - 1.5 MGD. TAYA has been successfully deployed in the Italian dairy industry, having completed two (2) successful pilots on raw cow manure and cow manure post-anaerobic digestate.
TAYA is a powerful aerobic / anoxic biological reactor, capable of treating raw dairy manure using a fraction of the electricity and O&M associated with the leading wastewater technologies. The TAYA system is reported to consume 90% less energy and to have low O&M costs when compared to other Nitrification/Denitrification technologies.
This innovative treatment system is reported to have the following benefits:
- 90% REDUCTION OF BOD, COD, NH4, TN, ETC.
- 90% LESS ENERGY THAN ACTIVATED SLUDGE
- 80% LESS LABOR & MAINTENANCE
- REDUCTION IN SLUDGE HANDLING
- ZERO CHEMICALS
- MINIMAL SOLID SEPARATION
Smart Water Group, LLC is currently looking for a partner dairy to demonstrate the Triple-T TAYA system to the United States dairy industry.
1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY