activated sludge cover Articles

  • Energy reduction in activated sludge - Case study

    Owner: Available by request. Contact Medora Corporation 866-437-8076 or info@medoraco.com System Overview: This is an activated sludge wastewater system that serves a city of approximately 16,000 residents. The North basin (see above photo) is the main reactor basin where aeration is supplied for mixing. The North basin covers 1.74 surface acres with an operating depth of 13.5 ft. The system ...


    By Medora Corporation

  • Performance evaluation of a large sewage treatment plant in Brazil, consisting of an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor followed by activated sludge

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the behaviour of a system comprising an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor followed by activated sludge to treat domestic sewage. The Betim Central sewage treatment plant, Brazil, was designed to treat a mean influent flow of 514 L/s. The study consisted of statistical treatment of monitoring data from the treatment plant covering a period of 4 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Activated Sludge Diffusion Provides Cost Effective Biological Odor Control at Two Texas Wastewater Treatment Facilities

    ABSTRACTDuring recent expansions of the Rowlett Creek Regional WWTP in Plano, Texas and the Wilson Creek Regional WWTP in Lucas, Texas, activated sludge diffusion (ASD) biological odor control systems were installed to treat hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and other gaseous compounds. The ASD systems treat foul air collected from various sources, including headworks and primary distribution structures, ...

  • Faecal sludge management - Malaysia Philippines

    1. Overview and key points Malaysia has been recognised to have adopted a good sanitation model through the use legislative reforms and implementation models. A firm set of guidelines along with clear knowledge on the role played by every stakeholder, especially that of developers whose responsibility it is to construct their own wastewater treatment, enabled an increase in sanitation coverage ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Steam injection heating of biosolids & sludge for Anaerobic Digestion

    The article focuses on the integration of Direct Steam Injection (DSI) heating as a method for heating of Municapal, Industrial, Food, & Agricultural wastewater streams. Common applications are anerobic digestion, biogas production, waste de-activation, and FOG (Fats-Oils-Grease) heating. Topics covered include how DSI works, how to select a DSI heater suitable for viscous & difficult to ...


    By ProSonix LLC

  • Treatment of natural rubber processing wastewater using a combination system of a two-stage up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket and down-flow hanging sponge system

    A pilot-scale experiment of natural rubber processing wastewater treatment was conducted using a combination system consisting of a two-stage up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) and a down-flow hanging sponge (DHS) reactor for more than 10 months. The system achieved a chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal efficiency of 95.7% ± 1.3% at an organic loading rate of 0.8 kgCOD/(m3.d). Bacterial ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Increased plant efficiency, City of Checotah, Oklahoma

    The City of Checotah, Oklahoma was experiencing excessive solids, foam and grease in their 0.5 MGD extended aeration activated sludge treatment facility. With a daily average flow of 0.25 million gallons per day, the plant had tremendous amounts of foam and grease in the aeration basin with the sidewalls caked with sludge. The centerwells of the clarifier were filled with foam and grease. The ...


    By Byo-Gon, Inc.

  • Case Study: Sandy Balls Leisure Centre: Sewage Treatment Plant

    A customer with a tough application for a Positive Displacement RAS (Return Activated Sludge) Pump was experiencing high maintenance with the existing submersible unit, requiring lifting of the pump every 3-4 weeks, usually due to solids blockage. NOT a pleasant task regularly lifting from raw sewage! Triangle replaced it with a self-priming Boerger Rotary Lobe Pump. A useful feature of the ...


    By Triangle Ltd

  • Texas Housing Development

    Burdened with a failing packaged extended aeration system, the Brookeland Freshwater Supply District near Jasper, Texas could not meet the State of Texas effluent discharge requirements. The existing plant also requiredextensive service and maintenance to keep the outdated equipment operational. Left with no other choice, the plant needed to be replaced. The Water District evaluated several ...


    By Fluidyne Corporation

  • Comprehensive Odor Emissions Study Hall Street Wastewater Treatment Plant Concord, New Hampshire

    ABSTRACTThe operation of the Hall Street wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in Concord, NH has caused the emission of objectionable odors from various liquid and solids treatment processes resulting in periodic odor complaints from its neighbors. The City of Concord retained Fay, Spofford & Thorndike (FST) to conduct a comprehensive odor emissions study at the Hall Street WWTP and to recommend ...

  • Enhanced nitrification in industrial wastewater after augmentation by soil nitrifying enrichments

    Nitrification (the oxidation of ammonia to nitrate) is a key process in the removal of nitrogen from wastewater, a crucial step in wastewater purification before reuse or discharge to the environment. In this research, we examined a new strategy for ensuring significant nitrification in toxic industrial wastewater by using stress-tolerant nitrifying enrichment cultures harvested from desert ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Abuja WWTP Project - Nigeria - Case Study

    Customer: BROCHIER (Germany) Project Name: ABUJA WWTP Capacity: 140.000 m³/ d Manufacturing year: 2004 Scope of supply 2 pcs. 11,8 m. Longitudinal Grit- Grease Scraper Unit with ...


    By ASTIM A.S.

  • WWTP Marines, Spain upgrading a municipal WWTP using AGAR® technology A Case Study

    Case Study: Municipal plantStart up: May 2007Capacity: 380 m3/d Abstract In view of EU directives for effluent discharge, it was required to upgrade the local sewage plant in the town of Marines, Valencia (Spain). The technology chosen for the project was AGAR® (Attached Growth Airlift Rector) of AqWise - Wise Water Technologies Ltd. La Entidad Pública de ...

  • Ammonia oxidizing bacterial community composition and process performance in wastewater treatment plants under low temperature conditions

    Nitrification can be difficult to maintain at wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) during cold periods resulting in disrupted nitrogen removal. The aim of this study was to relate nitrification process performance to abundance and composition of the ammonia oxidizer communities in two closely located municipal WWTPs in Sweden during an eight month period covering seasonal changes and low ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aeration upgrade

    The community of Moscow is located in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania, approximately 10 miles southeast of Scranton. The current WWTP consists of an activated sludge system with three oxidation ditches in parallel operation. The total volume of all three ditches is 0.372 million gal per day (mgd), while the average size of each ditch is 180 ft by 24 ft by 6 ft deep. Previously, two of the ...

  • Municipal waste water treatment plant case study

    A municipal WWTP in the North of England was experiencing significant problems with accumulations of FOG in the Wetwell at the head of the treatment plant. The FOG would form a solid cap over the well several feet thick. This put considerable strain on the pumping gear, interrupted the performance of the float switches and required regular manual intervention from the staff. High costs were also ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Energy performance indicators of wastewater treatment: a field study with 17 Portuguese plants

    The energy costs usually represent the second largest part of the running costs of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). It is therefore crucial to increase the energy efficiency of these infrastructures and to implement energy management systems, where quantitative performance metrics, such as performance indicators (PIs), play a key role. This paper presents energy PIs which cover the unit ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Landfill leachate treatment

    Landfills are categorized by regulations in three types: industrial, municipal, and hazardous. Individual landfills may be further differentiated by the types of waste which they accept. All landfills are required to be capped, usually occurring at the end of each day. The cap is typically 6-8” of soil. The cap reduces odor and loss due to wind. At the closing of the landfill, a permanent ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Assessomg the Performance of Secondary Settling Tank by Means of Flow Modeling

    ABSTRACTA model of the double-decker rectangular settling tanks proposed for the Wastewater Treatment Plant of Besòs in Barcelona, Spain was prepared using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). The modeling approach used was a three dimensional, multi-phase simulations with solids transport and removal included, and reflected the state of the art in clarifier modeling. Special attention was paid to ...

  • Perspectives on organic waste recovery relative to composting and anaerobic digestion

    Generally speaking, organic waste renders its self suitable for recovery purposes owing to the nutrient elements it contains and the energy stored in the biochemical bonds of its constituent organic compounds. Both composting and anaerobic digestion (AD) have been used since a long time ago in reclaiming organic material. It seems that the first modern composting process was developed in 1920s in ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

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