fine-bubble wastewater diffuser Articles

  • Why does modern aeration technology make the treasurer happy?

    The aerzen combined system provides optimum efficiencies at the wallau wastewater treatment plant The combination of different technologies for air conveying enablesoptimal energy use of oxygen for biological degradation processes in wastewater treatment plants. Concrete savings resulting from the use  of AERZEN machines demonstrate this in practice at the Wallau plant.  In 2016, ...


    By Aerzen USA Corporation

  • Design of fine-bubble aeration systems for municipal WWTPs with high sea salt concentrations

    The impact of sea salt on the aeration coefficient kLa of fine-bubble aeration systems was investigated in clean water and in a model substance for simulating activated sludge. The investigations were carried out at laboratory and pilot scale. Sea salt was dosed in the form of artificial seawater, real seawater or simplified, by adding NaCl. The investigated media showed an increase of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Activated Sludge Diffusion Provides Cost Effective Biological Odor Control at Two Texas Wastewater Treatment Facilities

    ABSTRACTDuring recent expansions of the Rowlett Creek Regional WWTP in Plano, Texas and the Wilson Creek Regional WWTP in Lucas, Texas, activated sludge diffusion (ASD) biological odor control systems were installed to treat hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and other gaseous compounds. The ASD systems treat foul air collected from various sources, including headworks and primary distribution structures, ...

  • My diffuser goes up to eleven, actually twelve

    Abstract Fine pore membrane diffusers arc used extensively worldwide for aeration of activated sludge basins. Aeration can account for as much as 60% of a plant's energy usage (Rosso, et al. 2005). Pore fouling and membrane material degradation can reduce energy efficiency of fine pore membrane diffusers to 50% of the original efficiency after just a few years of operation. Tins work ...


    By Aquaconsult Anlagenbau GmbH

  • 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

  • The natural way to clean wastewater

    John Todd founded Ocean Arks International in the 1980s, where he started to experiment with processes that mimic natural ways to purify wastewater. He built a greenhouse and ran sewage through a series of tanks, with plants suspended in the flowing waters, and constructed marshes made of sand and gravel. No chemicals were added, but plenty of aquatic creatures from snails to small fish were ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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 ...

  • Applications of ozone for modern wastewater treatment

    Modern Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) efficiently eliminate organic pollution down to Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) and Suspended Solids (SS) values of less than 30 mg/l. However, these treated effluents still contain biologically Persistent Organic Matter (POM), characterised by a Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) of between 50 and more than 100 mg/l. Industrial WWTP effluents have COD ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Towards advanced aeration modelling: from blower to bubbles to bulk

    Aeration is an essential component of aerobic biological wastewater treatment and is the largest energy consumer at most water resource recovery facilities. Most modelling studies neglect the inherent complexity of the aeration systems used. Typically, the blowers, air piping, and diffusers are not modelled in detail, completely mixed reactors in a series are used to represent plug-flow ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A realistic dynamic blower energy consumption model for wastewater applications

    At wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) aeration is the largest energy consumer. This high energy consumption requires an accurate assessment in view of plant optimization. Despite the ever increasing detail in process models, models for energy production still lack detail to enable a global optimization of WWTPs. A new dynamic model for a more accurate prediction of aeration energy costs in ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rehabilitation of the BNR Facilities at the Greenville Utilities Commision Wastewater Treament Plant

    ABSTRACTThe Greenville Utilities Commission Wastewater Treatment Plant (GUC WWTP) is a 17.5 mgd treatment plant designed to meet effluent total nitrogen and total phosphorus limits of 6.0 mg/L and 2.0 mg/L, respectively, through biological nutrient removal. The treatment plant is divided into two separate activated sludge systems; the north and south plants. The treatment plant has consistently ...

  • Energy-efficient wastewater treatment via the air-based, hybrid membrane biofilm reactor (hybrid MfBR)

    We used modeling to predict the energy and cost savings associated with the air-based, hybrid membrane-biofilm reactor (hybrid MfBR). This process is obtained by replacing fine-bubble diffusers in conventional activated sludge with air-supplying, hollow-fiber membrane modules. Evaluated processes included removal of chemical oxygen demand (COD), combined COD and total nitrogen (TN) removal, and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • How new technologies are shrinking wastewater’s hefty carbon footprint

    Wastewater treatment plants are energy hogs. A 2013 study by the Electric Power Research Institute and Water Research Foundation reported that they consumed about 30 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, or about 0.8 percent of the total electricity used in the United States. Wastewater treatment’s high energy footprint is ironic because the organic matter in wastewater contains ...


    By Ensia

  • Innovation in radioactive wastewater-stream management. Part II: theoretical model and experimental verification

    The present work is the second part of the authors' innovative method for radioactive wastewater-stream management, by volume reduction, by a mutual heating and humidification of a compressed dry air introduced through the wastewater. In this part, to determine the optimal operating conditions, a theoretical model describing volume reduction of the radioactive wastewater stream is achieved. A set ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Abatement of Cr(VI) rich wastewater in a novel multistage External Loop Airlift Reactor using acidified activated carbon

    In the present investigation, a multistage External Loop Airlift Reactor (ELALR) has been used for the treatment of Cr(VI) rich wastewater using acidified activated carbon as the adsorbent. The multistaging has been achieved by hydrodynamically induced continuous bubble generation, break-up and regeneration. The continuous rupture and bursting of bubbles creates localised turbulence and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • WEFTEC’ 2013 Lagoon wastewater treatment using Innovative bioaugmentation technology case study

    Introduction and Problem Statement Lagoon wastewater treatment systems employ a combination of physical, chemical, and biological processes to treat wastewater. Lagoon wastewater treatment systems are simple, natural, energy efficient, and one of the most cost effective treatment options, especially for small and rural communities. Lagoon systems are easy to operate, require lower ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • In Situ Local Parameter Measurements for CFD Modeling to Optimize Aeration

    ABSTRACTMeasurement methods to determine in situ local parameters were developed, in order to optimize design and operating parameters impacting oxygen transfer in aeration tanks equipped with EDPM membrane diffusers and slow speed mixers. New tools to measure bubble sizes and gas hold-ups were coupled with the traditional ones used to determine liquid velocities and oxygen transfer coefficients. ...

  • Diesel Manufacturer

    The wastewater received was at a pH of 13.5+/- from the alkaline cleaners used in their cleaning process. Using carbon dioxide (gas, which forms carbonic acid in water), the pH was lowered to 7.5 after bubbling with a gas diffuser block for 4 hours (the wastewater was highly buffered). The wastewater was then ozonated for 24 hours and jartested using 0.283 grams of Floccin G in a 100 ml jar ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

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