biological wastewater treatment technology Articles

  • Is modeling of biological wastewater treatment a mature technology?

    Based on three case studies it is demonstrated that the application of mathematical models in biological wastewater treatment has not yet reached its full potential. Model structure uncertainty and correlation of uncertain parameter values make up the first case. The combination of biokinetic and hydraulic models relates to the second case. The evolution of a full scale plant over its life ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What is biological wastewater treatment?

    Biological wastewater treatment harnesses the action of bacteria and other microorganisms to clean water Biological wastewater treatment is a process that seems simple on the surface since it uses natural processes to help with the decomposition of organic substances, but in fact, it’s a complex, not completely understood process at the intersection of biology and ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Application Focus: Biological Wastewater Treatment

    In knowing the size and health of the active biomass population in a wastewater treatment process, cause-and-effect relationships can then be established with process variables. If a change in the process is beneficial or detrimental to the population, ATP results will indicate to what degree the population is helped or harmed by the change. Since ATP measurements isolate the living population, ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • CHIP-tuning for biological wastewater treatment plants

    The demand for efficiency improvement in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants (WWTP’s) is increasingly based on problems related to the water quality, process stability and/or insufficient performance in the COD removal and/or nitrification process. New, stricter requirements or the need for higher removal efficiency intensify the demand for optimizing the existing ...


    By Multi Umwelttechnologie AG

  • Sustainability of decentralized wastewater treatment technologies

    In many Countries, small communities are required to treat wastewater discharges to increasing standards of lesser environmental impacts, but must achieve that goal at locally sustainable costs. While biological membrane treatment (membrane bio-reactors (MBRs)) is quickly becoming the industry standard for centralized wastewater treatment plants, and would also be ideally suited also for small ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biological treatment of ammonium perchlorate-contaminated wastewater: a review

    Absolute reduction of perchlorate has proven complex owing to the diverse characteristics of the perchlorate ion. Technologies such as chemical reduction, ozone/peroxide, nanofiltration, and reverse osmosis have had limited success, high costs and are not environmentally friendly. A great deal of research and reviews on ion exchange and biodegradation have been carried out, but conditions for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater treatment for a municipality

    Description of the plant At first, wastewater is pre-treated by a combinated sand and fat trap before further treatment is affected by a special screen. The accruing particles are collected in anti-septic plastic bags to avoid any personal contact because of hygienic reasons. Based on the high varying hydraulic amount of wastewater, an aerated mixing and balancing reactor is ...

  • Wastewater Treatment Process

    The wastewater treatment process is complex and critical to civilization. In simplest terms, wastewater is water that has been mixed with waste matter. Wastewater can be classified as domestic, municipal, or industrial based upon the source of generation. For instance, domestic wastewater comes from everyday liquid waste, including water used to flush the toilet, to shower, or to wash dishes. ...


    By Brentwood Industries, Inc.

  • Reconsidering rotating biological contactors as an option for municipal wastewater treatment

    There are many domestic wastewater treatment processes in use today. Generally, they are all biological systems and they may be broadly categorized as either fixed film processes or suspended growth processes. During the 1970s and early 1980s, the rotating biological contactor process (RBC), a particularly efficient fixed film process, became popular. However, the primary manufacturer of RBCs in ...


    By Total Water Solutions (TWS)

  • Wastewater-Primary Treatment

    Primary Treatment is defined as a wastewater treatment process that takes place in a rectangular or circular tank and allows those substances in wastewater that readily settle or float to be separated from the water being treated. This process achieves solids separation. The solids readily available to settle to achieve sedimentation will do so in a settling tank referred as a clarifier. On the ...

  • Slurry Phase Biological Treatment

    Slurry phase biological treatment involves the controlled treatment of excavated soil in a bioreactor. The excavated soil is first processed to physically separate stones and rubble. The soil is then mixed with water to a predetermined concentration dependent upon the concentration of the contaminants, the rate of biodegradation, and the physical nature of the soils. Some processes pre-wash the ...

  • Small-bioreactor platform technology as a municipal wastewater additive treatment

    The bioaugmentation treatment approach presents both an economical and environmentally friendly solution for wastewater treatment. However, the use of exogenous bacterial cultures presents several limitations: negative interaction between microorganisms and adaptation to new physical and chemical composite environment. These selective forces create a significant challenge for the introduced ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Combined technology for clomazone herbicide wastewater treatment: three-dimensional packed-bed electrochemical oxidation and biological contact degradation

    The clomazone herbicide wastewater was treated using a combined technology composed of electrochemical catalytic oxidation and biological contact degradation. A new type of electrochemical reactor was fabricated and a Ti/SnO2 electrode was chosen as the anode in electrochemical-oxidation reactor and stainless steel as the cathode. Ceramic rings loaded with SnO2 were used as ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Electrocoagulation Wastewater Treatment: Specialized Technology to meet the needs of food & beverage wastewater

    The effects of water scarcity and stricter environmental regulations placed on water usage are increasing the cost of using freshwater globally. The consequences of these increasing costs on food and beverage companies are twofold, since the companies are charged for both the water that they utilize in their processes and on their wastewater discharge. Additionally, the food and beverage industry ...

  • Cellular ATP – A Superior Measure of Active Biomass for Biological Wastewater Treatment Processes

    Biological wastewater treatment processes harness the ability of microorganisms to break down and assimilate organic compounds that, if left untreated, cause detriment to the environment. Although this process occurs naturally, engineered systems are used to accelerate the process by optimizing bioreactor conditions to promote higher-than-typical biomass concentrations, thus increasing the rate ...

  • Improving Biological Wastewater Treatment Process Control through ATP-Based Parameters

    ABSTRACTBiological wastewater treatment processes harness the ability of microorganisms to break down and assimilate organic compounds that, if left untreated, cause detriment to the environment. Although this process occurs naturally, engineered systems are used to accelerate the process by optimizing bioreactor conditions to promote higher-than-typical biomass concentrations, thus increasing ...

  • Sludge Treatment and Disposal Technologies

    Most wastewater treatment processes produce a by-product that purifies wastewater before it is released into local waterways. This by-product is named as sludge. Typically in solid, semi-solid or liquid state, it is in fact an amalgamation of all the liquid wastes that are discharged by domestic houses, commercial properties, industry, and/or agriculture after aerobic biological treatment. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What Is Industrial Wastewater Treatment?

    Industrial progress has helped economic and social growth to a large extent, whereas, it has also created the major problem of environmental pollution at the same time as well. Industrial pollution is one of the major concerns of industries and environment protection agencies worldwide. The technical advantages have assisted the industries to reduce water pollution to a certain level. ...

  • The wastewater treatment of the food industry

    The wastewater treatment is a process which is used to recycle the wastewater into an effluent that can be reused again. This treatment helps in removing all the impurities from the water. Many industries are involved in this type of treatment to make use of water and not to waste it. Due to the scarcity of water, this type of water recycle is necessary. Many foods and beverage ...

  • Wastewater Treatment in Turbo Mode

    Sulzer turbocompressors type ABS HST are successful in wastewater treatment. Today, 2000 units are installed around the world—for example, in municipal plants like in the city of Sögel, Germany. Here, the turbocompressors not only reduced the operating costs but also helped the plant to cope with load fluctuations. The secret behind this success is an advanced design with proven ...


    By Sulzer Ltd.

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