biomass support media Articles

  • Selection of Bioreactor Media for Odor Control

    The support media is one of the most critical elements of a biofiltration system. In this chapter, biofilters and biotrickling filters will be referred to as “biofilter”, and this distinction will be discussed later in this chapter. The support media’s main function is to provide contact between the gas-phase contaminants and active microbial cultures either immobilized within and/or attached as ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Modelling clogging and biofilm detachment in sponge carrier media

    Sponge carrier media provide a large surface area for biofilm support; however, little information is known about how to model their dual nature as a moving bed and as porous media. To investigate the interaction of mass transfer and detachment with bio-clogging, a novel biofilm model framework was built based on individual-based modelling, and hydrodynamics were modelled using the lattice ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • USDA Promotes Development Of More Efficient Biomass Drying Systems

    On August 3, 2015, Forest Concepts, LLC received a two-year, $499,997 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The contract will support the development of predictive control systems for biomass dryers that will increase energy efficiency and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Wastewater treatment in an anaerobic filter using small lava stones as filter media without temperature control

    For their simplicity and using cheap support materials, biological filtration of municipal wastewater can be adequate for developing countries where the legislation is not as strict as in other countries, like the members of the European Union. Biological filters are fixed biomass reactors where the suspended pollutants can easily be retained and the dissolved substances can be transformed by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • World’s largest compressible media filtration plant eliminates combined sewer overflows, with potential for dry-weather use

    The City of Springfield, Ohio, recently opened its 100 MGD enhanced high-rate treatment facility, designed to treat and disinfect combined high-volume stormwater and wastewater flows generated by wet-weather conditions. Utilizing EPA-documented Compressible Media Filtration technology – FlexFilter™ from WesTech – the system can also provide tertiary filtration and disinfection ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • Achieving Advanced Wastewater Treatment Standards

    Integrated Fixed-film Activated Sludge (IFAS) systems is a hybrid system consisting of both suspended and fixed biomass growth, and it is achieved by incorporating a media that support biofilms in existing aeration basin. By promoting the growth of both carbonaceous-removing and nitrifying bacteria, an integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) process can improve effluent quality without ...


  • Multicomponent activated sludge model for reactors in series with recycling

    Multicomponent models containing both substrate and biomass have an advantage over conventional models in seeking better understanding of activated sludge systems. Such models are also useful in the characterisation of wastewater. Studies in recent years have shown that most of the soluble organic matter in the effluent of treatment systems consists of soluble microbial products that arise during ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A mesocosm study using four native Hawaiian plants to assess nitrogen accumulation under varying surface water nitrogen concentrations

    Accumulation of nitrogen (N) by native Hawaiian riparian plants from surface water was measured under a controlled experimental mesocosm setting. Four species, Cladium jamaicense, Cyperus javanicus, Cyperus laevigatus, and Cyperus polystachyos were tested for their ability to survive in coconut fiber coir log media with exposure to differing N ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Startup and Performance of a Lava Rock Based Biotrickling Filter at the Waxahachie Wastewater Treatment Plant

    ABSTRACTThe City of Waxahachie, TX required odor control for the Preliminary Treatment Area of the Waxahachie Wastewater Treatment Plant. A lava rock based biotrickling filter was installed to treat hydrogen sulfide gas present in the Preliminary Treatment Area via a bio-oxidation process. INTRODUCTIONWhen the Waxahachie Wastewater Treatment Plant expanded their plant to 8 MGD, they added a ...

  • Uptake of sewage derived nitrogen by Ulva rigida (Chlorophyceae) in Bahía Nueva (Golfo Nuevo, Patagonia, Argentine)

    Uptake kinetics of nitrogen derived from sewage–seawater mixtures (2.5–20% v/v effluent) were determined in the laboratory for Ulva rigida (Chlorophyceae) native from Bahía Nueva (Golfo Nuevo, Patagonia, Argentine). In terms of nitrogen concentration, experimental enrichment levels varied between 53.7 and 362.3M of ammonium and between 0.77 and 6.21M of nitrate+nitrite. Uptake rates were fitted ...


    By Springer

  • Controlling Odors from Waste Water Treatment Plants

    INTRODUCTION In recent years, there is growing public awareness of odors from waste water treatment plants, which mainly stems from the following observed trends: The public is less tolerant of objectionable odors from waste water treatment plants; Many waste water treatment plants have seen residential, commercial, or other developments established near the facility ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • Biofiltration systems for the treatment of waste gas from industrial plants

    Bord na Móna Environmental Ltd have considerable experience in the field of biological air filtration (600 installations). Initially, the majority of installations were on Municipal and Industrial Wastewater applications. This was quickly followed by Municipal Solid Waste, an application Bord na Móna jointly developed with its Italian partners Air Clean srl. Since 2000, Bord na Móna have ...


    By Anua - Bord na Móna Limited

  • Projected Costs of Generating Electricity - 2015 Edition

    This joint report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA) is the eighth in a series of studies on electricity generating costs. As policy makers work to ensure that the power supply is reliable, secure and affordable, while making it increasingly clean and sustainable in the context of the debate on climate change, it is becoming more crucial that they ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Evaluation of extracellular biopolymer and its impact on bioflocculation in activated sludge bioreactors

    The influence and dynamics of bacterial extracellular polysaccharide (EPS) polymer production and its impact on bioflocculation in activated sludge (AS) bench-scale reactors were investigated. The impact of food to microorganism ratio (F/M), reactor configuration and easily biodegradable carbohydrates in influent streams on biological processes that support or weaken good floc formation and the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater Treatment Municipality Of Saint-Claude

    In Quebec, the municipalities must make sure that their rejections of sewerachieve the goals applied to the receiving medium. The Rotating BiologicalReactor (RBR), developed by the biological processes division of H2OInnovation, showed its effectiveness during more than one year testingproject, which contribute to the obtaining of the Standard Technology (CF-1) certification allowed by the Quebec ...


    By H2O Innovation

  • Municipality of Saint-Claude, Quebec case study

    In Quebec, the municipalities must make sure that their rejections of sewerachieve the goals applied to the receiving medium. The Rotating BiologicalReactor (RBR), developed by the biological processes division of H2OInnovation, showed its effectiveness during more than one year testingproject, which contribute to the obtaining of the Standard Technology (CF-1) certification allowed by the Quebec ...


    By H2O Innovation

  • Unsung heroes of a `green and growing` strategy

    Viewpoint from Jason Eis, Senior Strategy Manager, Carbon Trust In the face of a fragile economic recovery and ambitious emissions targets, there is a pressing need to find opportunities that marry “green” and growth. Much is made of some issues, especially electricity supply (offshore wind, solar power, nuclear), low-carbon vehicles (whether electric or fuel cell), smart grids, and ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Optimisation PLANT B - Case Study

    Site Details: PLANT B, Co. Cavan, Ireland. Operator details: Undisclosed Description of Wastewater Treatment Facility: PLANT B is a Municipal wastewater treatment plant which has primary clarification followed by a splitter chamber where the flow is split between 2 trickling filters with plastic media and an RBC. These operate in parallel. The ...


  • Informex sustainability winners offered Viable Chemical Projects

    Informex announced the first five "Profiles in Sustainability" winners Informex Show Management announced the first five "Profiles in Sustainability" winners at an award ceremony designed to honor companies that demonstrated their commitment to improving sustainability. The five companies honored were DSM, IoLiTec, Lonza, Segetis, and The Wercs. One of the most important factors ...


    By UL The WERCS

  • BioCycle world

    Composters and organics recyclers are encouraged to lend support to the U.S. Composting Council’s education campaign (See “Composting Council Advocates Carbon Offsets In Climate Change Bill,” BioCycle September 2009) by signing an online petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/uscc2009/petition.html. The Solid Waste Association of North America ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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