Digital solutions

Kemira KemConnect™

for smart chemical water treatment

Using a combination of our high-quality water treatment chemicals, smart technologies, and 100 years of expertise we can improve your process efficiency, lower your costs, and ensure that your operations comply with all relevant regulations and standards.

Primary treatment

Kemira KemConnect™ PT is an automated solution to optimize the chemical pre-treatment process, enabling various downstream efficiency improvements. The system is designed to maximize the energy savings and energy production of a wastewater treatment plant and to maintain a consistent level of treatment within a minimum and maximum range. The application of such a system can limit or prolong the need for major plant expansion while addressing sustainability goals at the same time.

The main objective is to settle just enough primary solids to alleviate most of the burden on the aeration process, hence lowering the energy required for aeration. The second objective is to increase biogas production by increasing the amount of more easily biodegradable sludge sent from the primary treatment step to the digestors as opposed to secondary sludge, which is much harder for the bacteria to digest.

The system includes the measurement of flow, turbidity, and suspended solids in the influent wastewater, as well as the measurement of ammonium, phosphate, COD, and nitrate and oxidation reduction potential in the nitrification/denitrification process. Feedback input loops from aeration energy and biogas production are also included. Utilizing intelligent algorithms, the optimal chemical dosage for the desired outcome is calculated based on the existing conditions.

The service includes the selection and supply of chemistry, provision of online equipment, recommendations for optimal dosage points, and a customized reporting system. The KemConnect platform allows you to continuously monitor all relevant performance parameters and cost savings in real time.

Maximum process efficiency

Aeration energy consumption in the biological wastewater treatment process can be minimized with intelligent chemical pre-treatment.

Automated dosing of coagulants and polymers allows for highest suspended solids feed loads, while improving the quality of the outlet water. Hereby all following treatment stages, like phosphorous removal or sludge dewatering gain improvements in efficiency.

Max out biogas yield

Biogas production can be increased with a higher load of pre-conditioned sludge from an optimized sedimentation process.

Increasing the amount of more easily biodegradable sludge sent from the primary treatment step to the digestors boosts the biogas production efficiency significantly.

Peace of mind

Turnkey installation and start-up, expert chemical recommendations, and dosage advice – along with employee training and technical support – ensure a fully optimized treatment process.

Automated reports and alerts via email/SMS – along with 24/7 access to online dashboards and process KPIs – provide peace of mind that the process is optimized and compliant.

Sludge dewatering

Kemira KemConnect™ SD is an efficient and reliable solution for the chemical treatment of sludge optimized with digital tools to help you achieve your KPI targets. It offers a 24/7 stabilized process, enabling energy savings and CO2 footprint reduction. The service includes the selection and supply of chemistry, provision of online equipment, recommendations for optimal dosage points, and a customized reporting system. The KemConnect platform allows you to continuously monitor all relevant performance parameters and cost savings in real time.

Optimized sludge conditioning

Changes in process conditions – such as sludge characteristics and temperature – require appropriate adjustment of the polymer dosage.

Our online analytics and patented dosage control algorithm ensure continuous real-time optimization of your sludge management.

Lower costs

Process transparency, automation, and dosage control bring significant cost savings.

Savings come from reduced suspended solids in the centrate and drier sludge, which results in lower sludge hauling and disposal costs. Operational costs are reduced with automated sampling and analysis of centrate and sludge.

Peace of mind

Turnkey installation and start-up, expert chemical recommendations, and dosage advice – along with employee training and technical support – ensure a fully optimized process.

Automated reports and alerts via email/SMS – along with 24/7 access to online dashboards and process KPIs – provide peace of mind that the sludge dewatering process is optimized and the effluent is compliant with permit and regulatory limits.

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Phosphorus removal

Kemira KemConnect™ P is a solution for efficient and reliable chemical optimization to proactively support your KPIs. Our algorithm for multiple dosing points doses the exact amount of coagulants required for chemical phosphate removal even under changing process conditions. The KemConnect platform enables 24/7 water discharge compliance and contributes to environmental protection at the best total cost of ownership.

Reliable operational performance and stable effluent quality

Changing process conditions – such as fluctuating feed rates and phosphorus loads – require appropriate adjustment of the coagulant dosage.

Continuous monitoring combined with precise control over product dosing at multiple dosing points optimizes chemical use to ensure compliant water discharge quality.

Optimized chemical dosing and lower costs

Our online analytics and patented multiple dosing point control algorithm ensure continuous real-time process optimization, ensuring the right dose is administered at the right time and in the right place.

Peace of mind

Turnkey installation and start-up, expert chemical recommendations, and dosage advice – along with employee training and technical support – ensure a fully optimized process.

Automated reports and alerts via email/SMS – along with 24/7 access to online dashboards and process KPIs – provide peace of mind that the effluent is compliant with permits and regulatory phosphorus discharge limits.

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Wastewater disinfection

Kemira KemConnect™ DEX is a chlorine-free automated disinfection solution. It is efficient and reliable, and able to disinfect all kinds of water even under changing process conditions. The solution is based on performic acid (PFA) and a compact on-site generator system, providing safe water with no disinfection by-products and decomposing completely in a few minutes.

Effective and sustainable disinfection at low doses

PFA is highly effective at low doses with flexible disinfectant feed rates.

Because PFA is chlorine-free and does not produce toxic by-products, KemConnect DEX is a sustainable disinfection strategy.

Cost efficient and convenient

Unlike UV disinfection, KemConnect DEX requires a low capital investment and has a low energy demand, decreasing your operational costs. The on-site PFA production system is compact and can be used to disinfect all kinds of water.

Automated dosing and full process visibility

The disinfection process is monitored and controlled through a secure online platform. Customized email and SMS notifications and reports keep you informed about the process status.

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Odor and corrosion control

Kemira KemConnect™ OCC is an automated solution for controlling odor and corrosion in sewer and wastewater systems. The solution includes the measurement, online monitoring, and control of hydrogen sulphide (H2S), with recommendations for optimal dosage points and a customized reporting system. The KemConnect platform allows you to continuously monitor all relevant performance parameters and cost savings in real time.

Improve safety and avoid unexpected costs

Effective H2S control helps to protect plant personnel and local residents from health and safety hazards.

Tackling corrosion issues in the sewer pipes can extend the lifespan of your infrastructure.

Proactive, efficient, and convenient

KemConnect OCC uses real-time H2S measurements to provide you with a clear view of the status of your sewer network.

The solution also includes automated chemical dosing to help you avoid over or underdosing.

Backed by 100 years of expertise

To ensure a quick start-up phase, Kemira will install the relevant sensors, supply suitable chemicals, and make sure that your staff is properly trained.

Maintenance and calibration services provide flexibility and ensure optimal treatment.

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Chemical stock management

Kemira KemConnect™ VMI monitors and analyzes your chemical stock levels to simplify inventory management and enable quicker delivery response times. The solution enables smarter chemical management, leading to improved cost efficiency.

Full visibility with real-time data

KemConnect VMI provides full transparency to your chemical inventory around the clock.

Improved operational efficiency

Automated order processes help to optimize your chemical inventory and reduce manual work.

Reliable on-time delivery

By better anticipating order needs you can reduce your logistics costs and ensure a reliable, uninterrupted chemical supply.

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