basin aeration Articles

  • Optimizing air flows to aeration basins – Case Study

    As a result of clean energy mandates and the rising cost of energy, wastewater treatment facilities around the country are retrofitting their instrumentation to run highly efficient, cost-effective, clean facilities. To reduce emissions and produce clean energy, solid wastes are often digested in large digester tanks to reduce the volume of waste (sludge) and produce more biogas, which is then ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Achieve performance requirements by combining 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 ...

  • Increase biogas production, aeration basin efficiency with the right flow meter

    In our competitive economic climate, many plant operators have a mandate to tune their plant’s performance by efficiently using biogas in cogeneration processes and increasing aeration basin efficiency, both of which can save thousands of dollars in the critical secondary stages of wastewater treatment. In many cases, these facilities are retrofitting with new flow measurement ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Improving total nitrogen removal in aeration basin retrofitted with entrapped biomass

    This study presented a method to upgrade existing aeration tanks to remove total nitrogen (TN). Bioplates carrying entrapped biomass were installed in an aeration basin to create anoxic/anaerobic zones where denitrification can proceed. In a reactor that coupled bioplates containing entrapped biomass (equivalent to as high as 7,500 mg/L of biomass) and an activated sludge suspension (at mixed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Fixed vs. Moving Bed Systems: Basin Geometry

    Aeration basins can have length to width (L:W) ratios varying from 1:1 (square) to over 30:1 (plug flow). The L:W ratio of an aeration basin directly impacts both the physical installation and biological performance of a submerged fixed-film system. Physical Installation Moving bed biomass carriers are free to move about the aeration basin. The aeration system provides energy to ...


    By Brentwood Industries, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Aerator solution for WWTP

    IN 1990, CIRCUIT ENGINEERING began importing the Aire-02 Triton Aerators from the United States. With over 60 000 installations of the Air-02 Aerators currently in operation worldwide, Aeration Industries is one of the world's leading aerator companies. This month. Water&Sanitation Africa spoke to Ryan Beswick, director of Circuit Environmental Engineering, to find out more about these ...

  • 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 ...

  • White Paper: Cyclical Aeration Control- Combining Aerobic & Anoxic Conditions in One Basin

    Abstract With increased effluent pollution restrictions on municipal wastewater treatment plants, cities are pressed to find ways to economically increase their effluent quality with little to no funding. Many new NPDES permits require the reduction of nitrate and/or phosphorus, as nutrient removal becomes more prevalent due to the effects of ...

  • Real-Time Control Optimizes Extended Aeration Processes

    The population of Hillsborough County, Florida has doubled since the Valrico advanced wastewater treatment plant (AWTP) was built in 1990 to treat the sewage of several small communities west of the City of Tampa. When it began operation, the Valrico AWTP capacity was only 4 MGD; small when compared to Tampa's 96 MGD Howard F. Curren AWTP located not far to the east. But Valrico serves as a very ...


    By ASA Analytics

  • Updating a model of pulp and paper wastewater treatment in a partial-mix aerated stabilization basin system

    A relatively simple set of calculations was presented in 1994 to evaluate the effectiveness of each ASB cell as reactor, clarifier, and digester. The steady-state model, which incorporated estimates of solids settling and benthal feedback of BOD5 and nutrients, has been a reasonable diagnostic tool for municipal and industrial applications. Results have aided in understanding normal system ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • CFD predicitons in large mechanically aerated lagoons

    Optimization of the design and operation of large (>500,000 m3) mechanically aerated wastewater treatment lagoons (known as Aerated Stabilization Basins or ASBs) requires a thorough understanding of both the hydraulic and biological processes within the treatment volume. Complex three-dimensional flows existing within these lagoons are difficult to quantify by measurement or simplified analyses, ...

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Floating Horizontal Aerators Enhance Eufaula, Alabama Activated Sludge Plant

    The Eufaula, Alabama, wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) is an extended aeration activated sludge facility designed for an average daily flow rate of 2.7 million gallons per day (mgd). Prior to February, 2005 this WWTP used vertical aerators to provide oxygen and mixing in its aerator basins. The plant has two aeration basins, each 1.87 million gallons in volume, which had 160 horsepower (hp) of ...


    By S&N Airoflo Inc.

  • CFD predicitons in large mechanically aerated lagoons

     ABSTRACT Optimization of the design and operation of large (>500,000 m3) mechanically aerated wastewater treatment lagoons (known as Aerated Stabilization Basins or ASBs) requires a thorough understanding of both the hydraulic and biological processes within the treatment volume. Complex three-dimensional flows existing within these lagoons are difficult to quantify by measurement ...

  • Comparing Performance of Dissolved Oxygen Probes and Examining Payback of the RDO PRO Probe Used to Monitor Aeration Basins

    Introduction Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) can use reliable dissolved oxygen (DO) data to improve operations, especially with continuous DO monitoring and realtime data acquisition. When DO probes and controllers are connected to blower controls through a SCADA system, the Publicly Owned Treatment Works (POTW) or WWTP will be able to: Optimize sewage treatment ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • 10 Questions (And Answers) That May Change the Way You Aerate

    Slot Injector: How does the slot-shaped nozzle of the Slot Injector™ aeration system improve performance? The slot shaped nozzle and mixing chamber provide a larger shear surface for mass transfer than a circular jet of identical area. This unique shape results in a high percentage of gas dissolution and superior oxygen transfer rates with a 10-20% reduction in energy usage ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Use of online nutrient monitoring for automatic aeration and nitrate recycle pump control

    The Northside Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Kinston, NC was expanded and upgraded in 2006 for biological nutrient removal (BNR) to meet limits of 3 mg/L total nitrogen (TN) and 1 mg/L total phosphorus (TP). In addition to the traditional approach of controlling the blowers based on dissolved oxygen (DO) readings, the City decided to implement an aeration basin blower control system using ...

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