aerator system Articles

  • 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 ...

  • The climb to the top

    Back in the late 1980’s when market drivers created the cost-effective option of using above-ground circular tanks for industrial activated sludge processes, there were some early valuable lessons for both aeration equipment manufacturers and plant operators. As production plants got away from in-ground basins, one of the more simple innate operational checks became more challenging; ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • ECS compost aeration floors - the foundation of aerated compost system design

    Inventive minds have come up with an amazing number of variations to channel air through a floor and into, or out of, a compost pile. Designs that have been based on sound engineering calculations and experience have generally worked. However, since all aeration floors are constrained by physics and Murphy, the floors that were less rigorously designed have not faired well. The characteristics by ...


    By Engineered Compost Systems

  • 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 ...

  • Achieve Performance Requirements by Combining Surface Aeration with Diffused Aeration Systems

    Aeration Industries International’s Aire-O2 Triton® can bring a struggling diffused air basin back up to speed quickly by adding oxygen capacity. Benefits of combining Aire-O2 Triton Aerators and Diffused Air Systems: Instant capacity (SOTR) increase without the need to interrupt production or drain the basin Increase aeration efficiency (SAE) with consistent ...

  • The role of aeration in water features

    In warm weather, the surface of your lovely water feature sucdenly develops a green, slimy mass which looks as if it may begin to pulsate, eave the water, and threaten the surrounding countryside, like the monstrous entity in some early Steve McQueen B movie Your instinct may be to use extreme measures - the chemical equivalent of calling in the National Guard for a tactical nuclear strike. ...


    By EP Aeration

  • 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.

  • Choosing Aeration Blowers

    Introduction Infrastructure spending in the United States has not kept pace with the population growth and many wastewater treatment plants are at peak capacity. The nation's wastewater systems and their ratepayers face a major challenge in funding the expansion, replacement, and maintenance of aging infrastructure over the next several decades. For this reason, plant engineers and ...


    By Kaeser Kompressoren GmbH

  • Solar septic tank aeration

    Bacteria are what enable wastewater to be treated and safely disposed off. This applies to home septic systems as well as municipal sewage treatment plants. The treatment difference between the two systems is the amounts of bacteria involved. A home septic system uses the same three types of bacteria aerobic, facultative, and obligate anaerobic. Aerobic bacteria require oxygen induced ...


    By Pennington Equipment Company

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Aeration control – a review

    This review covers automatic control of continuous aeration systems in municipal wastewater treatment plants. The review focuses on published research in the 21st century and describes research into various methods to decide and control the dissolved oxygen (DO) concentration and to control the aerobic volume with special focus on plants with nitrogen removal. Important aspects of control system ...


    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

  • 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.

  • KLa Jet Aerator System - Tornado Tough

    A true story about the durability of a 10 year old KLa Systems Jet Aeration System, installed at an industrial wastewater treatment facilitly in Alabama and how it survived with little damage during the height of tornado season, after a severe storm directly affected this facility. Please read on to learn about the ruggedness of FRP components, KLa Systems quick response time and expedition of ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Fault detection and isolation of sensors in aeration control systems

    In this paper, we consider the problem of fault detection (FD) and isolation in the aeration system of an activated sludge process. For this study, the dissolved oxygen in each aerated zone is assumed to be controlled automatically. As the basis for an FD method we use the ratio of air flow rates into different zones. The method is evaluated in two scenarios: using the Benchmark Simulation ...


    By IWA Publishing

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