low energy wastewater treatment Articles

  • Wastewater Treatment in Turbo Mode

    Sulzer turbocompressors type ABS HST are successful in wastewater treatment. Today, 2000 units are installed around the world—for example, in municipal plants like in the city of Sögel, Germany. Here, the turbocompressors not only reduced the operating costs but also helped the plant to cope with load fluctuations. The secret behind this success is an advanced design with proven ...


    By Sulzer

  • Low energy external MBR Sidestream Technology for industrial wastewater applications

    The need for water treatment and reuse is increasing globally and membrane bioreactor technology (MBR) is a proven technology to fulfill this. Fouling is still the limiting factor to run high performance and energy efficient installations. Berghof Membrane Technology produces tubular ultrafiltration membranes and modules for the use in sidestream MBR applications. The advantage of these tubular ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biological Wastewater Treatment

    Untitled Document The use of microorganisms to remove contaminants from wastewater is effective and widespread. To choose the right system from the many options offered, ...


  • Energy recovery from thermal treatment of dewatered sludge in wastewater treatment plants

    Sewage sludge is a by-product generated from municipal wastewater treatment (WWT) processes. This study examines the conversion of sludge via energy recovery from gasification/combustion for thermal treatment of dewatered sludge. The present analysis is based on a chemical equilibrium model of thermal conversion of previously dewatered sludge with moisture content of 60–80%. Prior to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Integrating anaerobic processes into wastewater treatment

    Over the past decade, the concept of anaerobic processes for the treatment of low temperature domestic wastewater has been introduced. This paper uses a developed wastewater flowsheet model and experimental data from several pilot scale studies to establish the impact of integrating anaerobic process into the wastewater flowsheet. The results demonstrate that, by integrating an expanded granular ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Microalgae as a sustainable alternative for wastewater treatment

    Thanks to the threats posed to human health and the environment, and the economic costs of its treatment, wastewater from domestic, industrial and agricultural processes has been considered a serious problem for a long time. However, a paradigm shift in the past few years has led to a new concept of wastewater, not as a problem but as a source of energy and other precious resources, including ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • From Wastewater Treatment to Sweet Pineapples

    In wastewater treatment, ammonia that is removed from sewage used to be discharged directly to the atmosphere. Nowadays, studies have identified that ammonia emissions are of major concern to air quality. This has led to a new way of thinking. Sulzer offers modern closed-air-loop systems for wastewater treatment that transform ammonia into a common soil fertilizer. This reuse of a waste product ...


    By Sulzer

  • Submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactor for wastewater treatment and energy generation

    Compared with conventional wastewater treatment processes, membrane bioreactors (MBRs) offer several advantages including high biodegradation efficiency, excellent effluent quality and smaller footprint. However, it has some limitations on account of its energy intensive operation. In recent years, there has been growing interest in use of anaerobic membrane bioreactors (AnMBRs) due to their ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Three stages MBR (methanogenic, aerobic biofilm and membrane filtration) for the treatment of low-strength wastewaters

    The use of a new three stages MBR process with a first methanogenic UASB stage, a second stage with aerobic biofilm growing on small carrier elements maintained in suspension and third stage with membrane filtration module is presented. The objective of the first methanogenic chamber is to diminish COD of the raw wastewater, producing a biogas rich in methane, and decrease the sludge production. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Energy audit in small wastewater treatment plants: methodology, energy consumption indicators, and lessons learned

    Energy audits in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) reveal large differences in the energy consumption in the various stages, depending also on the indicators used in the audits. This work is aimed at formulating a suitable methodology to perform audits in WWTPs and identifying the most suitable key energy consumption indicators for comparison among different plants and benchmarking. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Chemical wastewater treatment applying a membrane bioreactor (MBR)

    IntroductionAt the current time Membrane Bioreactors (MBR) are the primary focus of wastewater treatment technologies. MBR is a combination of biological activated sludge process for the removal of nutrients and a membrane filtration for separation of biomass and treated water. In industrial wastewater treatment MBRs have proven to be a particularly reliable technique [Cornel et al., 2006]. The ...


    By MICRODYN-NADIR GmbH

  • Integrated Anaerobic and Aerobic Processes for Treatment of Municipal Wastewater

    ABSTRACTIn this study, integrated anaerobic and aerobic treatment processes for municipal wastewater treatment were investigated for its feasibility to replace the existing conventional activated sludge process. Three types of anaerobic systems − anaerobic sludge blanket, anaerobic sequencing batch reactor and anaerobic filter, as the pretreatment step were studies. High solids and organics ...

  • Wineries wastewater treatment by constructed wetlands: a review

    The application of wetland systems for the treatment of wineries wastewater started in the early 1990s in the USA followed a few years later by France, Italy, Germany and Spain. Various studies demonstrated the efficiency of constructed wetlands (CWs) as a low cost, low maintenance and energy-saving technology for the treatment of wineries wastewater. Several of these experiences have also shown ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • An Infrastructure Grows · Decentralized Treatment and Recycling Domestic Wastewater

    THE TERM, “decentralized waste-water management,” refers to the process of treating and discharging treated wastewater in the local vicinity where it is generated. Decentralized systems typically use the soil as the final receptor of the treated wastewater instead of discharging to surface waters, which are generally the receptors of treated wastewater from larger centralized treatment plants. ...


  • Car Wash Wastewater Treatment - Case Study

    Wastewater Treatment Plant, Robina Car Wash, Qld Case Study: Car Wash WWTP Client: Robina Car Wash Year: 2012 Capacity: 800 l/h BACKGROUND Car washes use very little potable (mains drinking) water by using fine nozzles and high pressure hoses. Linked ...


    By Hydrasyst

  • Case Study: Biolan Wastewater Treatment Facility

    The initial situation Biolan decided to build a new wastewater treatment plant in 2004. The treatment plant should have sufficient capacity, also taking the future into account. The requirements were to achieve a good purification result as well as removing odours from the region. The plant was designed by the company Jaakko Pöyry Oyj. The size of the main process basin turned out to ...


    By W-Rix Ltd

  • Energy requirements for waste water treatment

    The actual mathematical models describing global climate closely link the detected increase in global temperature to anthropogenic activity. The only energy source we can rely on in a long perspective is solar irradiation which is in the order of 10,000 kW/inhabitant. The actual primary power consumption (mainly based on fossil resources) in the developed countries is in the range of 5 to 10 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biogas production and potential from U.S. Wastewater Treatment

    How many wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have anaerobic digestion? How many are utilizing the biogas? What percentage of these facilities are feeding additional substrates into their digesters? How is the biogas being used — is it flared, used to drive process machinery, heat the digester, or injected into a natural gas pipeline? These are some of the questions asked of the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biomethane production at Ontario wastewater treatment plant

    The City of Hamilton is purifying biogas and injecting it into the grid, while continuing to generate power and recover heat from its CHP system. Hamilton, Ontario, has long been a leader in producing biogas from its sewage and storm water wastes. Half a century ago, the city of 520,000 began processing sludge from its sprawling Woodward Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant through anaerobic ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Aerobic Biological Treatment of Low-Strength Synthetic Wastewater in Membrane-Coupled Bioreactors: The Structure and Function of Bacterial Enrichment Cultures as the Net Growth Rate Approaches Zero

    Abstract  The goal of the current research was to determine if the stringent nutrient limitation imposed by membrane-coupled bioreactors (MBRs) could be used to force mixed bacterial communities to exhibit a zero net growth rate over an extended time period. Mechanistically, this zero net growth rate could be achieved when the amount of energy available for growth is balanced by the ...


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