Modular Reed Bed - Case Study
The modular reed bed is an award winning, innovative solution for small footprint tertiary treatment. This case study follows the implementation of this technology on a small and remote sewage works which was overloaded during high rainfall. This project saved 91% in costs for the effected utility (which had a budget of £300k for the project) and provided a reduced health and safety risk for a remote site. The sewage works had high solids levels and was very close to failure in high rain, even with PAX XL...
Sewage Sludge Recycling to Land and Disposal
The Problem: Sewage treatment is the process of removing contaminants from wastewater, primarily from household sewage. It includes physical, chemical, and biological processes to remove these contaminants and produce environmentally safe treated wastewater (or treated effluent). A by-product of sewage treatment is usually a semi-solid waste or slurry, called sewage sludge, that has to undergo further treatment before being suitable for disposal or land application. Since the liquid sewage sludge disposal to...
Case study - Lafourche Parish Louisiana Sheriff’s department work release program
A number of years ago the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Department, State of Louisiana, instituted a new program to assist prisoners nearing release to transition back into society. This vehicle requires that inmates pay for their room and board while they learn work skills in industries, such as, shipbuilding, oil field services, food preparation, kitchen management and municipal water/wastewater treatment operations. Inmates are housed in a facility separate from other correctional institutions and they are...
Studies of a microbial mixture with useful properties for the treatment of organic sewage
Background:The importance of bacteria in the treatment of raw sewage and water purification is well known. Here, we report on Sewper Rx, a unique mix of bacteria with powerful properties for treating sewage and other water cleaning applications, and we describe properties of the bacterial components of the treatment mixture which likely account for its enhanced organic solids digestion and odor reduction.
Busting Biomethane Myths
Over the past few years, more and more companies have woken up to the financial and environmental benefits to be gained by making the most of their organic waste streams. In fact, the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry – which converts millions of tonnes of food, sewage and farm waste into renewable energy (biogas) and biofertiliser – has been one of the UK’s biggest success stories in recent times. DMT published a new article on their website called Busting the Biomethane MythsIn the AD sector...