biological sewage treatment Articles

  • An alternative to biological treatment for sewage

    Most sea-side towns discharge sewage into the sea, normally some distance off-shore, via an extended out-fall sewer. A town of 100,000 population will produce more than 14,000 cubic metres (3,000,000 gallons) of sewage every day of the year. No small problem. In some coastal locations the sewage used to receive only basic, simple treatment, usually  "screening" to remove any large ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The biological basis of wastewater treatment

    Introduction This booklet was written to fulfil the need for a simple explanation of the biological processes that underpin wastewater treatment. It attempts to show how the bacteria involved deal with the organic carbon in the sewage. Remarkably, there are just 3 major processes involved, and these mirror exactly the 3 major processes at work in the plant viz: biodegradation, oxygen ...

  • Enhanced physicochemical-biological sewage treatment process in cold regions

    Biological treatment processes give relatively poor pollutant removal efficiencies in cold regions because microbial activity is inhibited at low temperatures. We developed an enhanced physicochemical-biological wastewater treatment process that involves micro-membrane filtration, anaerobic biofilter, and aerobic biofilter to improve the pollutant removal efficiencies that can be achieved under ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sewage treatment plant

    BONO ARTES has developed an activated sludge process called BIOCLAR, which is a great technological step forwards compared to conventional methods. A large part of civil and industrial installations, especially in developing countries, is located in remote and secluded areas where there is no possibility for connection to a public sewer. On the other hand, the minimisation of the impact on the ...


    By Artes Ingegneria SpA

  • Ozonation of estrogenic chemicals in biologically treated sewage

    The present study shows that ozonation of effluents from municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) is likely to be a future treatment solution to remove estrogens and xeno-estrogens. The required ozone dose and electrical energy for producing the ozone were determined in two WWTP effluents for removal of 17 estrogenic chemicals. The estrogenic compounds included parabens, industrial phenols, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treatment of municipal sewage by Biological Aerated Filter (BAF) using burned clay pellet as media

    The high-strength municipal sewage was treated by the two-stage Biological Aerated Filter (BAF) pilot system with microorganism carrier of burned clay pellet. The effects of hydraulic loading rate, aeration ratio, overloading, backwashing and the height of media on the performance of BAF were investigated. In higher hydraulic loading and lower ratio of aeration, the two-stage BAF may decrease ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Design principles to achieve a robust sewage treatment process using rotating biological contactors and reed beds

    Severn Trent Water Ltd. has chosen to adopt rotating biological contactors (RBCs) and reed beds amongst other technologies for treating sewage where the population is less than 2000. The design of an RBC to achieve a fully compliant effluent can be difficult when flows are small or the system is combined and an overflow is not permissible. In addition, RBCs have been plagued by mechanical ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Acetic acid recovery from a hybrid biological–hydrothermal treatment process of sewage sludge – a pilot plant study

    A two-stage process consisting of anaerobic fermentation followed by sub-critical wet oxidation was used to generate acetic acid from sewage sludge at pilot scale. Volatile fatty acids, dominated by propionic acid, were produced over 4–6 days in the 2,000 L fermentation reactor, which also achieved 31% solids reduction. Approximately 96% of the carbon was retained in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Toluene in sewage and sludge in wastewater treatment plants

    Toluene is a compound that often occurs in municipal wastewater ranging from detectable levels up to 237 μg/L. Before the year 2000, the presence of the aromatic hydrocarbons was assigned only to external sources. The Enhanced Biological Nutrients Removal Processes (EBNRP) work according to many different schemes and technologies. For high-efficiency biological denitrification and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • E.On on-site sewage treatment plant (Ratcliffe-on-Soar)

    Located in Nottinghamshire, E.On's Ratcliffe-on-Soar facility is one of the most efficient coal fired power stations in the UK. With a total generation capacity of 2,000MW it produces enough electricity to meet the needs of approximately 2 million people. In March 2008 WPL were contacted by E.On to enquire about a replacement sewage treatment solution to serve personnel located at the site's ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • Dogs put trust in onsite sewage treatment

    One of the obvious challenges of running Dogs Trust rehoming centres is the need to dispose of a significant quantity of hazardous waste. All locations not connected to mains drainage have to be served by reliable on site treatment systems and on completion of the latest installation at Salisbury a total of five WPL systems will be in operation around the UK. The charity cares for some 16,000 ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • Austrian municipal sewage plant

    The sewage work of the borough Deutsch-Wagram is situated in the south west of the settlement on the left shore of the Ru§bach and is in operation since 1969. The drainage area is 350 hectare and the degradation performance is more than 90%. All accumulated waste water is cleaned by mechanical, chemical and biological treatment. At the moment only one activated sludge tank is used, the second one ...


    By BluePlanet Labs

  • Sewage Treatment - Klargester is the market leader for small and medium-sized domestic treatment plant and waste water treatment systems in the UK

    Sewage treatment plant operate by providing an environment in which aerobic bacteria are cultured. These bacteria survive by using biological matter in the sewage as a food source. To provide optimum treatment the bacteria need free access to oxygen and immersion in the sewage effluent. The majority of package plant work by providing a fixed medium that the bacteria adhere to, and a means of ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • The Rhizopur® process ten years on: a green solution for sewage treatment in small communities

    Ten years ago the Rhizopur® process was conceived in order to treat sewage from small towns. Since 1999 when the first Rhizopur® plant was commissioned, the number of facilities has been growing steadily and today there are more than fifty Rhizopur® facilities in France. This process combines three existing technologies, i.e. biofilm, infiltration/percolation and mineralisation in constructed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater treatment plant implements MBR – technology for sewage water from hospital

    The chemical industry is facing a multitude of economical and environmental challenges. Not only is it detrimental for a chemical plant’s continuous existence in today’s global environment to become more and more cost-effective, the environmental regulations are also becoming increasingly stringent. Hence, the MBR technology with its high quality effluent proves to be a good fit for ...


    By MICRODYN-NADIR GmbH

  • Anaerobic sewage treatment technology in Latin America: a selection of 20 years of experiences

    From the early introduction of Anaerobic Sewage Treatment, AST, technology to Latin America 20 years ago to now, the technology has become a viable alternative to provide affordable sanitation to the region. The engineering community has learned to identify and manage the main risks factors of the technology, namely: odor emissions, material corrosion, scum removal and low treatment performance ...

  • Digester gas - countess wear sewage treatment works - case study

    South West Water leads the way with highly efficient biogas combined heat and power Technology, utilising otherwise harmful digester gas. South West Water (SWW) provides clean water and sewerage services to over 1.6 million people, 365 days a year. Dedicated to environment and conservation issues, SWW is committed to using energy efficient Combined Heat and Power (CHP) generation systems. SWW has ...


    By ENER-G

  • Behavior and fate of anthropogenic substances at a Swedish sewage treatment plant

    The behavior and fate of anthropogenic substances during sewage treatment were investigated at a sewage treatment plant (STP) in Sweden which uses mechanical, chemical, and biological methods for sewage treatment and anaerobic digestion of sludge. Influent and effluent water, and sludge from two specific treatment sites were sampled. Mass balances were calculated from measured concentrations of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study: Large package sewage treatment plants with MBR technology in Africa

    In 2014 DEVISE ENGINEERING S.A. participated in an International Tender to Design and Build seven (7) advanced MBR Package Sewage Treatment Plants for “A.A.W.S.A” (Addis Ababa Water and Sewage Authority) and won the project over strong competition. The aim was to provide an efficient and cost effective solution for the treatment of sewage originating from the new decentralized ...


    By DEVISE ENGINEERING S.A.

  • Analysis and occurrence of typical endocrine-disrupting chemicals in three sewage treatment plants

    Seven typical endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs), including bisphenol A (BPA), 4-tert-octylphenol (OP), estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), 17α-estradiol (17α-E2), estriol (E3) and 17α-ethinylestradiol (EE2) in wastewater, were simultaneously determined with gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC–MS). Samples, including influents, effluents and wastewater of different unit processes, were taken ...


    By IWA Publishing

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