grit handling system Articles

  • From theory to practice: preliminary and primary treatment residuals handling improvements

    The Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District (the “District”) treats wastewater, septage, and sludges generated in the central Massachusetts city of Worcester and surrounding communities, including a large urban area of combined sewers. This 45-million-gallon-per-day (mgd) advanced wastewater treatment facility, located near the headwaters of the Blackstone River, was constructed in ...

  • RAISING THE BIOSOLIDS BAR: DEVELOPING AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    A California sanitation district’s journey through the process of establishing an EMS for biosolids provides valuable insights, especially for agencies battling public acceptance challenges. THE Orange County, California Sanitation District (District) provides wastewater treatment service for more than 2.2 million people. The facility treats approximately 250 million gallons/day of wastewater and ...


  • Rock Box Protects Headworks at Kansas City, Missouri Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Kansas City Missouri Water Services Department operates the 105 mgd Big Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) serving combined and separate sanitary sewers on both sides of the Missouri River in Kansas City. Heavy grit inundation from the Combined Sewer System (CSS) was impacting the screen house and aerated grit/pre-aeration basins at this facility. Alternatives were considered for ...

  • Small Area Paint Removal Possible Only With Wet Sandblaster Pressure Washers

    Paint removal has always been a difficult task for cleaning workers and requires the use of robust machines that can remove paint from both large and small areas. Pressure washers are the ideal machines that can handle tasks like small area paint removal efficiently. The exceptional versatility and power of regular pressure washers has always been appreciated by professional cleaning experts. ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Paint Stripping Using Plastic Media: Carstrip

     Carstrip Pty Ltd has established a dry process for stripping paint from motor vehicles undergoing panel repairs or restoration. The process uses ground plastic media in a sandblasting-type process to remove the paint from the vehicle without damaging the metal. The process has eliminated the generation of waste sludge associated with chemical stripping processes, and has reduced the labour ...


  • GTI’s Covers Provide Over 99 Percent Odor Capture at Sydney Water’s WWTP

    The Utility: The Cronulla Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is one of 30 wastewater treatment and water recycling plants in greater Sydney, the Blue Mountains, and the Illawarra. It is owned and operated by Sydney Water, Australia’s largest water utility. The plant is located on the southern end of the Kurnell Peninsula (about 18 km [11 miles] from the city center), and treats about 54 ...


    By Geomembrane Technologies

  • Wastewater treatment facility uses ‘monsters’ to better manage screening, odor and trash

    As wastewater pours into the Cobourg Water Pollution Control Facility located on the outskirts of this Canadian town, it comes loaded with organics, trash, debris and chemicals. A large perforated plate screen system, called a Monster Separation SystemTM, is the plant’s first line of defense and removes all unwanted solids in order to protect downstream processes.Managers at the facility report ...


    By JWC Environmental

  • Strategic Abatement of Emission to Economically Support Development of High Profile Real Estate Adjacent to a Wastewater Reclamation Facility

    ABSTRACTThe Des Moines Wastewater Reclamation Authority operates a 97-million gallon per day regional wastewater reclamation facility (WRF) largely constructed in the mid 1980s to serve the greater Des Moines, Iowa metropolitan area. Originally constructed in a largely rural area, current plans for the area around the WRF establish a need for emissions control to reduce offsite odor impacts, in ...

  • What is Wastewater?

    What is wastewater? Wastewater, the waste discharge that first comes to mind in any discussion of stream pollution, is the discharge of domestic wastewater, which contains a large amount of organic waste. Industry also contribute substantial amounts of organic waste, some of which comes from vegetable and fruit packing; dairy processing; meat packing; tanning; processing of poultry, ...

  • Process Alternative Comparisons Assisted with Biowin Modeling

    ABSTRACTPermitted at 6.4 mgd on an annual average day basis, the City of Avondale Wastewater Treatment Plant currently employs Nitrification/Denitrification process to produce effluent with maximum total nitrogen of 10 mg/L. The process consists of Aeration Basins followed by Secondary Clarifiers to treat the screened influent after the grit removal. On the solids handling side, the Wasted ...

  • Case study - Wastewater - Upper Occoquan water reclamation plant

    The Smart Elbow Stops Lime Spills and Prevents Dust Cloud Exposure Robert Forgione, P.E. and his team at the Upper Occoquan Water Reclamation Plant in Centreville, Virginia were wading through yet another dust cloud to cleanup yet another pile of dry pebble lime and dust that had leaked from a failed elbow in the conveying line. While the hole measured a mere 1/2-inch across, it was ...


    By HammerTek Corporation

  • Streamlining Wastewater Treatment in Poultry Processing: Michigan Turkey and Lyco Team Up to Provide a Showpiece for Reducing BOD and TSS Levels

    With the steady increase in poultry processing rates there has been a corresponding increase in wastewater pollutant concentrations. Despite mechanical improvements in wastewater treatment, many poultry processors continue to pay unnecessarily high fees for municipal water discharges. $100-million-annual processor, Michigan Turkey Producers, in conjunction with Lyco Manufacturing, has set up a ...


    By Lyco Manufacturing, Inc.

  • ORP and pH Based Control of SBR Cycles for Nutrient Removal from Wastewater

    ABSTRACTContinuous monitoring of multiple process functions were conducted involving removals of BOD, TSS and nutrients, in each cycle of the SBR reactor at the wastewater treatment plant of the City of Carrabelle, FL. On line, real time, monitoring of pH, oxidation reduction potential (ORP), dissolved oxygen (DO), ammonia-N, nitrite-N, nitrate-N and orthophosphate-P demonstrated excellent ...

  • Processing Wastewater Sludge Using Dewatering Containers

    The relative cost of dewatering equipment varies widely and is directly related to the processing rate. For smaller utilities that need to dewater sludge in batches, dewatering containers are an alternative that can be relatively inexpensive and simple when compared to other technologies on the market. The most common type of dewatering container is based on a roll-off box design, although any ...

  • 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.

  • Anaerobic Digest

    Washington, DC: NOSB Considers Digestate Use Petition The National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has agreed to consider a petition from Cenergy USA, the makers of Magic Dirt™, to allow use of digestate from anaerobic digestion plants in organic agriculture. Magic Dirt is made from digested dairy manure fibers. The soil amendment products ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Construction site health and safety failures

    As what is largely agreed to be the world’s most dangerous industry, construction site Health and Safety failures constitute potentially severe harm to worker wellbeing, with the capacity to severely impact quality of life or – put bluntly – end it. Running contrary to this doom-laden approach though, improvements to the industry typically arise from assessing ...


    By SHEilds Ltd

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