Kurz NPDES Renewal

About This Project

Kurz Transfer Products produces thin films and coatings for products ranging from technology, appliances, and automobiles to books, textiles, and packaging. Kurz operates a 1,500 GPD recirculating sand filter system to treat domestic waste from its plant. Due to anticipated future growth, Kurz needed to evaluate its options for future sewer flows.

WithersRavenel performed an evaluation of the current plant’s operation and explored other sewer disposal alternatives. Based on the findings, WithersRavenel recommended that Kurz replace its existing sand filter system with newer technology. Different systems were evaluated against several unique criteria critical to Kurz’s situation, including ease of operation, footprint, energy use, delivery time, and ability to expand and meet future effluent limits. Kurz chose the system developed by AQWA—using equipment supplied by Orenco—for its small footprint, ability to expand, and ease of operation.