Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion

Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion

Location: Wichita, Kan.

Client: Boeing Commercial Aircraft Group

Completion Date: 1991

Burns & McDonnell provided complete plans, specifications, cost estimates, shop drawing review and periodic site construction visits for an expansion of the industrial wastewater treatment plant at the Boeing facility in Wichita, Kan. Additional expansion to the aircraft painting, plating and overhaul facilities required an upgrade to the existing 1,000-gallon-per-minute (gpm), or 1.4-million-gallon-per-day (MGD), pretreatment plant to a treatment capacity of 2,000 gpm (2.8 MGD).

Burns & McDonnell provided a hydraulic and treatment process evaluation of all existing systems to determine which facilities required upgrades. Basic existing treatment processes included solids screening, oil/water separation, flow equalization, chromium reduction, pH adjustment, primary solids clarification, recarbonation, biological treatment (biotowers), final clarification and effluent filtration. The project included design of new pumping systems, new solids contact clarifier, new final clarifier, new effluent gravity filters, new chemical feed systems and new screening equipment. The work also included significant electrical power system and instrumentation modifications.

Burns & McDonnell performed all process, mechanical, electrical, structural and civil design work required for the project in less than 90 days.

  • Design of plant expansion
  • Hydraulic and process evaluation
  • Electrical power system and instrumentation modifications