biomass activity test Articles

  • Anaerobic Biomass Activity Tests

    Anaerobic Biomass Activity Tests The methane production activity of anaerobic sludges is related to the history of the sludge, the biomass yield from the wastewater the sludge has been treating, the fraction of methanogens, and the presence of toxic substances. Best performance can be achieved from an anaerobic treatment plant if the operator measures the Specific Methanogenic Production (SMP) ...


    By Challenge Technology

  • Influence of temperature on the activity of anammox granular biomass

    The aim of this study was to determine a short-term and long-term effect of temperature on the anammox rate and determination of temperature coefficients in the Arrhenius and Ratkowsky equations. The short-term effects of temperature on the anammox granular biomass were investigated in batch tests at ten different temperatures in the range of 10–55 °C. The maximum overall nitrogen removal rate ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ozonation of endogenous residue and active biomass from a synthetic activated sludge

    Coupling the activated sludge and the ozonation processes is an efficient, although expensive, solution for sludge reduction. A better knowledge of the mechanisms involved in the degradation of various sludge fractions by ozone is needed to optimize the coupled process. The objectives of this study were to determine the biodegradability of ozone-solubilized endogenous residue, the action of ozone ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Tax Credit Tips For Biogas Projects

    With the end of 2016 in plain view, anaerobic digestion (AD) projects in the development phase should examine what has to happen by December 31 in order to tap into available federal tax credits. Under current law, Section 45 of the federal tax code makes AD projects eligible for a Production Tax Credit (PTC), which can be converted into an Investment Tax Credit (ITC), if the projects are used to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Comparison of Biomass Selection Between a Novel Membrane Bioreactor and Activated Sludge Process

    ABSTRACTThis study examined the performance of a novel type of submerged membrane bioreactor (MBR) system which utilizes polyethylene membrane of bigger pore size (mean around 18- 28μm) than normal MBRs. The system utilizes plate and frame structure with gravitational effluent flow. Two such bench scale MBR systems (0.084m3 of mixed liquor volume each) with membrane thickness of 0.48cm and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Long-term effects of the ozonation of the sludge recycling stream on excess sludge reduction and biomass activity at full-scale

    This paper presents a full-scale experience of sludge minimization by means of short contact time ozonation in a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) mainly fed on textile wastewater. The WWTP performance over a 3-year operational data series was analysed and compared with a two-year operation with sludge ozonation. Lab-scale respirometric tests were also performed to characterize biomass activity ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impact of some herbicides on the biomass activity in biological treatment plants and biodegradability enhancement by a photo-Fenton process

    In recent years, the use of agrochemicals has increased because they are essential for profitable agricultural production. Herbicides are heavily demanded compounds and among these, the most marketed are 2,4-D, atrazine and acetochlor. They have characteristics that can cause problems to humans and the environment. Therefore, it is necessary to design systems that can reduce these compounds to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biotic and abiotic bisphenol-A removal from wastewater by activated sludge: effects of temperature, biomass, and bisphenol-A concentrations

    In this study, bisphenol-A (BPA) removal from synthetic wastewaters using a laboratory-scale activated sludge system was achieved. Activated (biotic) sludge was used for BPA elimination, whereas inactivated (abiotic) sludge was used during the adsorption study. In each step, six different BPA concentrations (5, 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 mg L−1) were tested, and temperatures were set to 10, 20, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A pilot study on suspended activated sludge process augmented with immobilized biomass for simultaneous nitrification and denitrification

    Concurrent nitrification and denitrification (CND) are natural phenomena in the soil environment that can be applied in wastewater treatment for enhanced total nitrogen removal. However, significant renovation is necessary for existing plants to equip them for nutrient removal. At a domestic wastewater treatment plant, we performed a pilot test by installing bioplates with entrapped biomass in a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ethanol, Biomass Plants Planned for Minnesota

    Proposed facilities prepare to turn organic residuals into electricity, methane and synthesis gas “with minimal emissions and more profit.” AN ETHANOL plant in Little Falls, Minnesota is building an on-site gasifier that will convert wood waste and distiller's grains to gas for generating electricity and heat to serve the needs of the Central Minnesota Ethanol Cooperative. At the same time, ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Effects of pH on chromate(VI) adsorption by Spirulina platensis biomass: batch tests and FT-IR studies

    Raw and methylated biomass of Spirulina platensis was employed in chromate batch adsorption tests at pH range 1–7. The acid conditions seemed to favour the removal of chromium (Cr) with a yield of 87.0 and 97.6% by using raw and methylated biomass, respectively. However, the chromate and total chromium determination, carried out in the same sample, evidenced that a fraction of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Growth of microalgal biomass on supernatant from biosolid dewatering

    The paper reports the results of an experiment to assess the feasibility of including a photobioreactor within the design of a wastewater treatment plant, growing microalgae on the centrate from anaerobic sludge dewatering. The growth of algal biomass would take advantage of the available nitrogen and provide a substrate for biogas production by anaerobic digestion. Tests were carried out by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Oxygen Uptake Rate Tests To Evaluate Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge Processes

    The combination of biofilm and suspended growth processes is, to date, relatively novel and there is a need to develop tools to monitor the performance of IFAS systems. The recent start-up of a full-scale demonstration Integrated Fixed Film Activated Sludge (IFAS) process in Ontario was monitored for approximately 100 days, providing an opportunity to investigate analytical tools to assess ...


  • Availability And Cost of Biomass For Road Fuels in EU

    This workshop was convened by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Institute of Energy Studies at Ispra, Italy, in co-operation with CONCAWE and EUCAR, the co-authors of the joint European well-to-wheels study [A3]. The second edition of the well-to-wheels study was released in May 2006 and is available on the JRC web site. This contains detailed evaluations of energy and GHG ...


  • Cooling & Drinkingwater: ATP monitoring of biomass growth in waters

    Monitoring Biomass in (Cooling Tower) Waters through ATP monitoring The TOXcontrol can be used for ATP monitoring. Currently our company is doing research for further developments for this application on the TOXcontrol. Monitoring the microbial population of cooling towers is necessary in order to maintain the proper operation of the system. Conventional methods for monitoring microbial ...

  • Complete solids retention activated sludge process

    In a slaughterhouse's full-scale extended aeration activated sludge wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), operating under complete solids retention time, the evolution of mixed liquor suspended solids (MLSS) and mixed liquor volatile suspended solids (MLVSS) concentration, food to micro-organisms ratio (F/M) and substrate utilization rate (SUR) were studied for over a year. Biomass growth phases ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • OUR Set-Point Control of Activated Sludge Processes

    The OUR Set-Point method is useful for controlling the activity and loading-rate capacity of an activated sludge mixed liquor. In this case, sufficient amounts of a stock substrate are added to a mixed liquor suspension to provide kinetic saturation with subsequent measure of OUR. Once an acceptable substrate is found for a specific wastewater treatment plant, an OUR can be identified that ...


    By Challenge Technology

  • The Role of Activated Sludge Solids in an Actiflo® System

    ABSTRACTThis research was conducted using jar tests to investigate the impact of adding activated sludge solids to the Actiflo® process, a high-rate clarification (HRC) system, to increase BOD removal in HRC systems treating raw wastewater during periods of high wet-weather flows (WWF). A study of dosages and impacts of ferric sulfate, polymer, microsand and activated sludge on performance of the ...

  • Modeling of an IFAS Process with Fungal Biomass Treating Pharmaceutical Wastewater

    The project involved the dynamic modeling of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) treating pharmaceutical wastewater. The WWTP uses an integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) process with suspended carriers for biological treatment. The plant is unique in that it uses both fungal and bacterial IFAS reactors. The fungal biomass has been shown in laboratory testing to degrade a portion of the ...

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