aeration system design Articles

  • Key Design Parameters for a Jet Aeration System

    Three Questions To Answer When Adding A New Aeration System Installing an aeration system for your industrial wastewater treatment plant can be a complex process. To make it more efficient, it is important to provide the correct information to your aeration system supplier from the very beginning. Here are three simple questions you should be able to answer when your aeration supplier ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • A perfect pair: SBR designs & advanced aeration technology

    Conventional sequencing batch reactors (SBRs) that utilize diffused-air networks have existed in the U.S. for about three decades now. The reliability of controls and instrumentation has significantly improved in the last 10 to 15 years, and as a result, SBR plant designs are becoming more widely accepted. The attractiveness of their compact layout and ease of operation has also helped increase ...

  • The principles of aeration and mixing utilizing process aerator technology

    Aeration and mixing are necessary elements for aerobic biological wastewater treatment processes to maintain a healthy, stabilized biological population and thus, insure optimal treatment of the wastewater assuming there is adequate contact time and substrate available. In the design of wastewater treatment plants, aeration typically involves supply of both oxygen and mixing. Aeration is a large ...

  • Vortex in baffled surface aerator

    Baffled surface aerator and mixing tanks are different on the basis of the rotor placement. In mixing tanks, rotors are placed very deep in the tank, thus vortex creation can be prevented by placing the baffles. By definition, rotors are placed at or near the surface of water in surface aeration systems; complete prevention of vortex creation cannot be achieved by installing the baffles. Vortex ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Daf Designs - Three critical dissolved air flotation design parameters for Successful aeration of Wastewater are described.

    Today's wastewater managers and technicians routinely encounter a variety of clarification situations. Such encounters may be an opportunity to improve performance of an existing dissolved air flotation (DAF) system or to help in selecting a new unit. Through application of a critical analysis, managers and technicians will find their water clarification results will be improved in the long term. ...

  • Fighting Foam in Aeration Tanks

    Just like a poorly poured pint of beer can wreak havoc on your coffee table, excessive foam formation in aeration tanks can create operational challenges for both municipal and industrial treatment plant operators.  In municipal plants, foam formation is common during secondary treatment startup, as the young microbiology is unable to breakdown surfactants associated with soap, shampoo, ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Regenerative Turbine Aeration Technology

    In order to acquire precise control of input and output fluid/gas parameters, wastewater managers and technicians can utilize a regenerative turbine pump, which fully optimizes the gas dissolution process that properly treats wastewater, time after time. Once such parameters have been completely controlled, a well-designed wastewater treatment system should be able to initiate all necessary ...

  • Design of fine-bubble aeration systems for municipal WWTPs with high sea salt concentrations

    The impact of sea salt on the aeration coefficient kLa of fine-bubble aeration systems was investigated in clean water and in a model substance for simulating activated sludge. The investigations were carried out at laboratory and pilot scale. Sea salt was dosed in the form of artificial seawater, real seawater or simplified, by adding NaCl. The investigated media showed an increase of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Energy, cost and design aspects of coarse- and fine-bubble aeration systems in the MBBR IFAS process

    With the MBBR IFAS (moving bed biofilm reactor integrated fixed-film activated sludge) process, the biomass required for biological wastewater treatment is either suspended or fixed on free-moving plastic carriers in the reactor. Coarse- or fine-bubble aeration systems are used in the MBBR IFAS process. In this study, the oxygen transfer efficiency (OTE) of a coarse-bubble aeration system was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Tracer studies on an aerated lagoon

    The city of Palmerston North, New Zealand, has two aerated lagoons as its secondary treatment facility. Interest about treatment efficiency led to an investigation into the hydraulics in the second lagoon to determine if further optimisation was viable. A tracer study using rhodamine WT was undertaken to ascertain the stimulus response output. Samples were also taken at 24 points within the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Alpha Factors in Full-Scale Wastewater Aeration Systems

    ABSTRACTSurface active agents depress gas transfer at gas-liquid interfaces. They are present as measurable trace contaminants at all environmental and at most industrial gas-liquid interfaces. This paper presents the results of several studies, including lab and full scale studies that show the depression of gas transfer, usually quantified by the alpha factor, can be related to the Reynolds ...

  • Sustainable wastewater aerator system built for generations

    When building a wastewater treatment facility 26 years ago, officials in the village of Theresa, Wis., decided on an oxidation ditch design and chose Aire-O 2 aspirator aerators based on their flexibility and energy efficiency. Today, several of those aerators are still in use and the treatment facility operates at even more efficient standards using a new line of the "next generation" Aire-O 2 ...

  • Efficient aeration system boosts energy savings

    A new efficient aeration system saves the Ontario, Ore., wastewater treatment facility $47,000 annually in energy costs. Besides giving this community a financial boost, the new system netted additional equipment cost savings by cutting aeration horsepower by more than half at the plant. The environmentally conscious city, located in the Oregon/Idaho border area, is meeting all of its effluent ...

  • What are the parameters of an extended-aeration activated-sludge system?

    The activated sludge process is the most widely used biological water and wastewater treatment. As is well known, by its means, suspended-growth microorganisms are applied to breakdown wastes. Aeration, the mixing of air and a liquid, is the means used to speed the reactions involved. Aeration methods include spraying the liquid into the air; diffusing air into the liquid or agitating the liquid ...


  • Performance of Floating Horizontal Aerators in Aerated Lagoons and Oxidation Ditches

    INTRODUCTION When selecting aeration equipment to use for a specific application, issues to address include reliability, serviceability, capital cost, system appurtenances, and cost of operation and maintenance. Another important consideration is oxygen transfer rate (OTR). Horizontal floating aerators have relatively high transfer rates and have been used successfully in aerated lagoons and ...


    By S&N Airoflo Inc.

  • Combining surface aeration and diffused aeration improves chemical effluent quality

    “The greatest advantage we see with the Aire-O2 Tritons, is the aeration tank does not need to be emptied in order to maintain the equipment; saving us both time and resources and with no interruption to production.” Overview Daurala Organics Limited, a chemical producer in Daurala, India, manages 1600 m3/d flow in their activated sludge process plant. Daurala has ...

  • Combining Surface Aeration and Diffused Aeration Improves Chemical Effluent Quality

    “The greatest advantage we see with the Aire-O2 Tritons, is the aeration tank does not need to be emptied in order to maintain the equipment; saving us both time and resources and with no interruption to production.” Overview Daurala Organics ...

  • Wastewater lagoons – a new aeration concept

    The use of wastewater treatment lagoons, or stabilization ponds, is a common practice for rural municipalities and industrial facilities. Through the years there have been numerous designs for these ‘sludge settling basins,’ ranging from facultative, partial aerated, and fully aerated systems. But the primary reason for these systems is to utilize relatively shallow earthen ponds, or ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • In the aeration tank, the turbo provides ventilation

    Robust in operation: at Emsbüren, the AERZEN turbo saves quite a lot of energy At Emsbüren wastewater treatment plant, Wasserverband Lingener Land invested in new blower technology for the aeration tank. In comparison with the old assembly, the turbo blower made by AERZEN saves between 100 and 200 kilowatt hours every day. Modernisation of wastewater treatment plants in order to ...

  • Determination of design criteria of an h-ifas reactor in comparison with an extended aeration activated sludge process

    The activated sludge process is a suspended culture system that has been in use since the early 1900s. The process derives its name from the fact that settled sludge containing living, or active, microorganisms is returned to the reactor to increase the available biomass and speed up the reactions. It may be either a completely mixed or plug flow process. The process is aerobic, with oxygen being ...


    By University of Tehran

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