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An interview with John Daher, Sales Engineer at CESI  

When a New Jersey wastewater authority needed to build a new treatment facility, they decided to use Buffalo Air Handling to get the job done. 

Wastewater treatment requires heavy-duty AHUs with special features. The mechanical contractor on the job awarded the contract to Coward Environmental Systems, Inc. (CESI) for Buffalo Air Handling units. John Daher, Sales Engineer, explains, “Even though this is a smaller square footage, lower CFM units are not up to par.”

Specifying just two units, 13,000 cfm and 7000 cfm, the wastewater authority needed AHUs to maintain IAQ in the tank and containment area. These containment areas will process about 30 million gallons of wastewater each year from runoff from garbage disposals, sinks, showers and tubs, washing machines, and drains. They also process human waste from toilets, so adequate air management is critical.

FOG Facility Heat Recovery

The AHUs will also serve the Fat, Oil, and Grease (FOG) processing facility. “The FOG processing facility specified heat recovery,” Daher notes, “so we are using heat wheels to extract energy back from the exhaust air and reintroduce it to incoming air, saving energy.

Buffalo Air Handling Delivers

“This job has just two air handlers,” Daher reports. “For this more straightforward project, the timeline for the job wasn’t the primary deciding factor when awarding the bid. But we could still schedule the delivery in about 40 weeks, well ahead of the current industry average.”

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