Eastman Chemical Co. wastewater facility - Kingsport, TN
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 31.670 W 082° 33.400
17S E 360636 N 4043622
Quick Description: This unique above ground wastewater facility is capable of processing 30 million gallons per day.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 9/24/2008 12:06:44 PM
Waymark Code: WM4RNZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Rupert2
Views: 22

Long Description:
Built in 1988, Eastman's $85 million wastewater treatment plant is the fourth largest in the U.S. chemical industry and is unique. While most wastewater treatment plants are in-ground, the twelve aeration basins are supported by 2,400 concrete columns seven feet above ground over eight acres. The rationale was that was the only way to have a 100% ability to detect leaks as required by law. It has complete redundancy of equipment and instrumentation. Eastman's plant achieves a waste removal efficiency of 99.5 percent and meets all current environmental standards with a capacity of 30 million gallons per day. The system treats industrial waste water from more than 400 buildings situated on 1046 acres. (Sanitary waste water is sent to the City of Kingsport facility.)

Counting as multiple users due to both Eastman Chemical and Primester companies send wastewater to this facility. Is govened by a NPDES permit.

Cooridinates are along Wilcox Drive which provides a good view of the facility.
What is the capacity of the facility?: 30 million gallons per day peak flow

Describe the biological treatment technology used.:
Anaerobic wastewater treatment followed sludge digestion, then dewatering.

How are biosolids (sludge) managed?: incinerated

What technology is used for disinfection prior to dicharge of treated water?: none - discharged to Holston River

Who is the owner/operator fo the facility?: Eastman Chemical Company

How is the facility governed?: Utilities Division management

What is the website of the WWTP?: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please post at least 2 original photographs of the site. We would much rather see photos of the plant itself as opposed to the front office, but we also understand that security and site layout may limit your opportunities.
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