industrial wastewater aeration Articles

  • Case study - California vineyard improves sludge movement with aeration

    Overview A California vineyard was faced with the challenge of meeting wastewater treatmentcompliance under a tight deadline defined by local regulators, while receiving ongoingodor complaints from the community. Challenges Extended periods of mismanagement from previous owners left the facility and the wastewater treatment system in disarray. ...

  • White Paper: Cyclical Aeration Control- Combining Aerobic & Anoxic Conditions in One Basin

    Increase Water Quality with Cyclical Aeration With increased effluent pollution restrictions on municipal wastewater treatment plants, cities are pressed to find ways to economically increase their effluent quality with little to no funding. Many new NPDES permits ...

  • Wastewater lagoons – a new aeration concept

    The use of wastewater treatment lagoons, or stabilization ponds, is a common practice for rural municipalities and industrial facilities. Through the years there have been numerous designs for these ‘sludge settling basins,’ ranging from facultative, partial aerated, and fully aerated systems. But the primary reason for these systems is to utilize relatively shallow earthen ponds, or ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Energy efficient aeration of wastewaters from the pulp and paper industry

    More than 50% of the electrical power needed to treat pulp and paper industry effluents is used for aeration in biological treatment stages. A large share of the oxygen that passes through the wastewater is not consumed and will be found in the off-gas. Energy can be saved by aerating under conditions where the oxygen transfer is most efficient, for example at low concentrations of dissolved ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aeration upgrade

    The community of Moscow is located in the northeast corner of Pennsylvania, approximately 10 miles southeast of Scranton. The current WWTP consists of an activated sludge system with three oxidation ditches in parallel operation. The total volume of all three ditches is 0.372 million gal per day (mgd), while the average size of each ditch is 180 ft by 24 ft by 6 ft deep. Previously, two of the ...

  • Seven Ways Your Facility Isn’t Meeting Effluent Regulations and How to Solve Them

    Whether you own, operate, or help manage a municipal or industrial facility that deals with wastewater, it’s important to understand how wastewater treatment can play a significant role in the overall health of your business, especially when it comes to meeting effluent regulations. This is an important part of the wastewater treatment process to consider, as ignoring it could earn your ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Sustainable wastewater aerator system built for generations

    When building a wastewater treatment facility 26 years ago, officials in the village of Theresa, Wis., decided on an oxidation ditch design and chose Aire-O 2 aspirator aerators based on their flexibility and energy efficiency. Today, several of those aerators are still in use and the treatment facility operates at even more efficient standards using a new line of the "next generation" Aire-O 2 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Supplier profile: Aeration Industries Int’l. Inc.

    Pollution Engineering recently spoke with Aeration Industries co-founder and President Dan Durda. Mr. Durda co-founded the company, which celebrates its 30* anniversary this year, with his father, Joseph Durda, in Minneapolis, Minn. Known as the land of 10,000 lakes, a healthy fish population was very important to in-state residents. The company's first products were thus designed to reduce the ...

  • The principles of aeration and mixing utilizing process aerator technology

    Aeration and mixing are necessary elements for aerobic biological wastewater treatment processes to maintain a healthy, stabilized biological population and thus, insure optimal treatment of the wastewater assuming there is adequate contact time and substrate available. In the design of wastewater treatment plants, aeration typically involves supply of both oxygen and mixing. Aeration is a large ...

  • Aerator solution for WWTP

    IN 1990, CIRCUIT ENGINEERING began importing the Aire-02 Triton Aerators from the United States. With over 60 000 installations of the Air-02 Aerators currently in operation worldwide, Aeration Industries is one of the world's leading aerator companies. This month. Water&Sanitation Africa spoke to Ryan Beswick, director of Circuit Environmental Engineering, to find out more about these ...

  • Wastewater pre-treatment in a confectionery industry

    Description of the plant In a first step, wastewater accruing from the production of marzipane is cleaned by a screen. As flow and load to the plant are highly variable depending on the production process an aerated mixing and balancing reactor has been installed to equalise flow and load before final chemical pre-treatment. After adding of chemicals for precipitation and flocculation ...

  • EPA award winner says Aeration Industries helped achieve it!

    ' Since 1986, the AIRE-O2® aerators have operated 24 hours a day…and seven aerators have required no new parts replacements! ' Problem Although this is a relatively small Midwestern USA town, the surge of summer-time tourists posed special challenges to the municipality’s wastewater treatment system. The flows tripled from 0.2 MGD (757 m 3/day) to 0.6 MGD (2271 m 3/day) into its aerated ...

  • Aerators Enhance Aerobic Digestion Process

    The city of Eden,N.C.,operates an extended aeration process designed for an average flow rate of 13.5 mgd with a mixed liquor suspended solids concentration that typically checks in about 6,000 mg/l. This high biomass concentration is necessary to provide a well-settling sludge and good effluent quality. Further, the plant influent is approximately 40% domestic wastewater and 60% industrial ...


    By S & N Airoflo, Inc.

  • Updating a model of pulp and paper wastewater treatment in a partial-mix aerated stabilization basin system

    A relatively simple set of calculations was presented in 1994 to evaluate the effectiveness of each ASB cell as reactor, clarifier, and digester. The steady-state model, which incorporated estimates of solids settling and benthal feedback of BOD5 and nutrients, has been a reasonable diagnostic tool for municipal and industrial applications. Results have aided in understanding normal system ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of organic loading on the performance of aerated submerged fixed-film reactor (asffr) for crude oil-containing wastewater treatment

    A large amount of water is used in oil industry for a wide variety of purposes and basic portion of it leaves this industry as wastewater containing oil, phenols, different solvents, and toxic substances  (Zhao, et al., 2006; Toril, 2001). Such wastewater can pollute water bodies, soil, and even the air if it is not treated (Yang, 2000; Chen, 2002; Vegueria, 2002). Biological treatment processes ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Combination of microwave demulsification, ozone oxidation and biological aerated filter for advanced treatment of oilfield wastewater with low biodegradability

    In this study, a combination process was developed in laboratory-scale including microwave demulsification, ozonation, and biological aerated filter (BAF) in series for the purpose of removing pollutants in oilfield wastewater with high microtoxicity. The microwave demulsification treatment removed 63.4% of oil. The ozonation treatment removed 79.3% of petroleum sulfonate, resulting in a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • KLa Jet Aerator System - Tornado Tough

    A true story about the durability of a 10 year old KLa Systems Jet Aeration System, installed at an industrial wastewater treatment facilitly in Alabama and how it survived with little damage during the height of tornado season, after a severe storm directly affected this facility. Please read on to learn about the ruggedness of FRP components, KLa Systems quick response time and expedition of ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Case study - Meeting compliance with process aerators

    Equipment improves process, saves energy This Florida city is a perfect blend of aging gracefully while staying at the forefront of environmental protection. When this pristine community started experiencing problems with its wastewater treatment system, they found a solution ...

  • CFD predicitons in large mechanically aerated lagoons

    Optimization of the design and operation of large (>500,000 m3) mechanically aerated wastewater treatment lagoons (known as Aerated Stabilization Basins or ASBs) requires a thorough understanding of both the hydraulic and biological processes within the treatment volume. Complex three-dimensional flows existing within these lagoons are difficult to quantify by measurement or simplified analyses, ...

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