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Design of high efficiency sludge thickening tank

Considering the increasingly high environmental requirements of the wastewater treatment plant, attention should be paid to the secondary pollution control of the concentration tank when designing the concentration tank. The sludge thickener tanks generally emit odor, and new sewage plants should consider taking deodorant or deodorization measures. The rational design and operation of a continuous gravity concentration tank depends on the mastery of the sludge settling characteristics. The sedimentation characteristics of the sludge are closely related to the solid concentration, nature and source.

(1) Solid flux (or sludge solids load): The number of dry solids passing through the surface of the unit concentration tank per unit time, in units of kg/(m2·d). When the initial sedimentation sludge is concentrated, the sludge solid load can take a larger value; when the excess sludge is concentrated, a smaller value should be used.

(2) Hydraulic load: The supernatant overflow flow rate per unit time through the surface area of the unit concentration tank, the unit is m3/(m2·h) or m3/(m2·d). The maximum hydraulic load of the primary sludge can be 1.2~1.6m3/(m2·h); the excess sludge is 0.2~0.4m3/(m2·h). After calculating the area of the concentration tank according to the solid load, it should be compared with the area calculated by the hydraulic load and take a larger value.

(3) Concentration time: generally not less than 12h.

(4) Effective water depth of the concentration tank: generally 4m.

(5) Sludge chamber volume and sludge discharge time: It should be determined according to the sludge discharge method and the time interval between two sludge discharges. When using regular mud discharge, the interval between two sludge discharges can generally be 8 hours.

(6) Moisture content of sludge after concentration: When the moisture content of sludge from the secondary sedimentation tank into the sludge concentration tank is 99.2%~99.6%, the moisture content of the sludge after concentration can reach 97%~98%.

(7) When the grid concentrator is used, the outer edge line speed should generally be 1~2m/min, and the slope of the bottom of the pool to the mud bucket should not be less than 0.05.

(8) When using the biological phosphorus removal process for wastewater treatment, gravity concentration should not be used.

(9) Concentrated grid bars shall be provided on the gravity concentrating tank scraper.

(10) The sludge concentration tank generally has a device for removing scum.

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