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MDC Hartford

Hartford, CT

200,000 cfm

Project Completed in 2017

Designed for empty bed residence time of 63 seconds

Biofilter made up of 3 9,030 square foot cells

The Metropolitan District (MDC) Hartford Pollution Control Facility is a state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility that cleans the water to the Connecticut River, as well as the region's sanitary waste streams. The lead design engineering firm was Aracadis, and the main facility also provides sludge treatment for all 3 of the MDC's satellite water pollution control facilities.

The biofilter is designed to treat a 57,000 cfm airstream source from the plant's influent pump station and headworks buildings. The biofilter, which utilizes the BacTee aeration floor system, is made up of 3 cells that total 9,030 square feet, to bring air to the organic media. The biofilter was designed to have an empty bed residence time of 63 seconds and a 6 foot media depth.

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