bubble diffuser aeration Articles

  • Innovative system reduces ammonia at Hawick Sewage Treatment Works

    Hawick Treatment Works has reduced its ammonia discharge thanks to an innovative aeration system installed by market leaders Suprafilt. Aeration experts Suprafilt designed a highly efficient system using MF1100 plate diffusers, which increased the amount of oxygen to the site providing an instantaneous reduction in ammonia levels. The company, who are market leaders in designing and ...


    By Water Active Ltd

  • Assessment of diffuser pressure loss on WWTPs in Baden-Württemberg

    Aeration of activated sludge is a critical treatment step for the operation of activated sludge plants. To achieve a cost effective treatment process, assessing and benchmarking of aeration system performance are important measures. A simple means of gauging the relative condition of a fine bubble diffused aeration system is to evaluate the pressure loss of the diffusers as oxygen transfer tests ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Full scale evaluation of diffuser ageing with clean water oxygen transfer tests

    Aeration is a crucial part of the biological wastewater treatment in activated sludge systems and the main energy user of WWTPs. Approximately 50 to 60% of the total energy consumption of a WWTP can be attributed to the aeration system. The performance of the aeration system, and in the case of fine bubble diffused aeration the diffuser performance, has a significant impact on the overall plant ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving Efficiency and Reducing Energy and Maintenance Costs in Aeration Systems

    Energy costs for operating an aeration system in a biological wastewater treatment plant often times exceeds 75% of the total energy costs for the plant. Adding in blower and diffuser maintenance costs, Aeration Systems are easily the most costly portion of the treatment process, many times consuming so many resources that other parts of the plant may not be properly maintained or operated. By ...

  • KLa Slot injector™ Aeration system assists cheese & Whey production plant solve its Nitrogen discharge challenge - Case Study

    The Challenge A gourmet cheese, whey protein, and lactose production facility located in the Midwest had been utilizing a land application system for effluent discharge for over 40 years. Using a combination of ridge and furrow and spray irrigation, the plant had many years of success applying their wastewater to the land. However, as the gourmet cheese products gained in popularity along ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Monitoring the variations of the oxygen transfer rate in a full scale membrane bioreactor using daily mass balances

    Oxygen transfer in biological wastewater treatment processes with high sludge concentration, such as membrane bioreactor (MBR), is an important issue. The variation of α-factor versus mixed liquor suspended solids (MLSS) concentration was investigated in a full scale MBR plant under process conditions, using mass balances. Exhaustive data from the Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Alpha Factors in Full-Scale Wastewater Aeration Systems

    ABSTRACTSurface active agents depress gas transfer at gas-liquid interfaces. They are present as measurable trace contaminants at all environmental and at most industrial gas-liquid interfaces. This paper presents the results of several studies, including lab and full scale studies that show the depression of gas transfer, usually quantified by the alpha factor, can be related to the Reynolds ...

  • Oxygen, the fix for pond problems

    Aeration of a water feature should have three main considerations. These include preventing thermal stratification, balancing the dissolved oxygen levels throughout the water column from the sludge or benthic layer to the surface and balancing temperature levels throughout the water column. Although oxygen transfer from certain methods may be significant, the greatest amount of oxygenation takes ...


    By EP Aeration

  • BM respirometry study about nitrification inhibition and actual aeration capacity in an activated sludge process case study

    Study for municipal WWTP in Spain This study is ordered to SURCIS as a consequence of the low process performance, practical absence of nitrification treatment. By other side, the mixed-liquor presented some abnormal features such as weakness, dark colour and abundant white foaming. Data for study interest Aeration system: fine ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • Brakebush brothers inc. Westfield, WI - Case study

    The private wastewater treatment facility at Brakebush Brothers Inc., a chicken products manufacturing plant, was doing a great job removing breading and other by-product solids from waste flows. But the rural plant— a “further processing” (post-butchering) facility—produces uncommonly heavy loads of fats, oils and grease (FOG) that were taxing the aerobic treatment ...

  • Kfar Ruppin, Israel A Case Study

    Case Study: Fish FarmClient: Kibbutz Kfar RuppinStart Up: 2004Capacity: 120 m3/h circulation Overview Kfar Ruppin is one of the leading fish farming coops in Israel. Recent restrictions on water consumption and discharge have led the coop to consider semi intensive closed loop fish ponds. The main objectives in closed loop fish farming applications are ...

  • Submerged Fixed Film: Top 5 Considerations for Evaluating Different Systems

    Submerged fixed-film systems are ideal for significantly increasing nitrification in existing wastewater treatment plants. A well-designed and operated system can double the nitrification capacity of an existing aeration basin. ...


    By Brentwood Industries, Inc.

  • Case study - Florida, USA – advanced sequencing batch reactor

    300,000 gpd ASBR facility replaced the existing concrete and steel conventional extended aeration activated sludge treatment, settlement clarifiers, and aerobic sludge digestors. Receives wastewater collected from 14 neighborhoods, residential housing, nursing homes and hospital facilities on a 425 acre site. Wastewater treatment comprises flow metering,  fine screening ...

  • Florida, USA - Advanced Sequencing Batch Reactor - Case Study

    300,000 gpd ASBR facility replaced the existing concrete and steel conventional extended aeration activated sludge treatment, settlement clarifiers, and aerobic sludge digestors. Receives wastewater collected from 14 neighborhoods, residential housing, nursing homes and hospital facilities on a 425 acre site. Wastewater treatment comprises flow metering,  fine screening ...

  • 2019 WEFTEC Conference and Exhibition in Review

    The final registration numbers have been tallied: The 2019 WEFTEC Conference and Exhibition drew 22,688 registrants and a total of 992 exhibitors. For Aquarius, the show was a definite success. For those of you who visited our booth – thank you! Our simple solutions attracted so much attention during the show that our booth staff worked non-stop answering questions about the capabilities of ...


    By Aquarius Technologies, LLC

  • Over 40% Energy Savings per Month: Jet Aeration Upgraded to EDI Fixed Grid Fine Bubble System

    Conversion of jet aeration to EDI diffuser aeration system Contract wastewater operators Alliance Water Resources (AWR) for the City of Bowling Green, MO desired to reduce overall operating costs at the facility. The existing positive displacement blowers, jet aeration system and motive mixing pumps were targeted for energy and operation evaluation and potential upgrade. To achieve these ...

  • Modelling a full scale membrane bioreactor using Activated Sludge Model No.1: challenges and solutions

    A full-scale membrane bioreactor (1,600 m3 d−1) was monitored for modelling purposes during the summer of 2006. A complete calibration of the ASM1 model is presented, in which the key points were the wastewater characterisation, the oxygen transfer and the biomass kinetics. Total BOD tests were not able to correctly estimate the biodegradable fraction of the wastewater. Therefore the wastewater ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Coarse Bubble Diffusers

    Coarse bubble diffusers are suitable for almost any type of water and wastewater application. The primary application of coarse bubble diffuser systems today are as indicated below:  Aerobic Digestion Applications Coarse bubble diffusers have been the traditional diffusers used in these applications. The standard design rate ...

  • Fine Bubble Aeration

    Fine bubble aeration systems are inherently more efficient in oxygen transfer than coarse bubble aeration systems. Overall, a fine bubble aeration system configured in a grid configuration will operate at approximately 50% the energy consumption of coarse bubble systems. Because of this high operating efficiency and corresponding reduction in energy consumption, fine bubble aeration systems have ...

  • Prairie farm rehabilitation administration paper

    The aeration efficiency of two types of aeration devices, air injection and mechanical surface aerators was evaluated in farm dugouts in the Peace River Region of Alberta. The air injection systems were tested using three types of diffusers; open-ended tubing, linear fine bubble diffusers and a membrane diffuser. Our results indicate that without aeration, anoxia can develop in the bottom of ...


    By EP Aeration

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