oxidation ditch Articles

  • Enhancing the Performance of Oxidation Ditches

    ABSTRACT Oxidation ditches are very popular wastewater treatment processes for small to mediumsized municipalities that have to meet stringent water quality standards. Oxidation ditches provide cost-effective treatment while requiring relatively simple operational skills. Because carbonaceous BOD removal, nitrification, and de-nitrification can be accomplished within a single reactor, the ...


    By S & N Airoflo, Inc.

  • ENHANCING THE PERFORMANCE OF OXIDATION DITCHES

    Oxidation ditches are very popular wastewater treatment processes for small to mediumsized municipalities that have to meet stringent water quality standards. Oxidation ditches provide cost-effective treatment while requiring relatively simple operational skills. Because carbonaceous BOD removal, nitrification, and de-nitrification can be accomplished within a single reactor, the process can ...


    By S & N Airoflo, Inc.

  • CH#826 - Municipal Oxidation Ditch

    BackgroundThe treatment plant at this Midwestern City is a well operated facility treating approximately 1.1 mgd municipal waste from the surrounding community. Over the past several years the publicly owned treatment works has consistently been able to produce an excellent quality effluent with respect to BOD, suspended solids, ammonia and phosphate. To achieve this level of treatment, the ...


    By Bio-Systems International

  • Dynamic Draft Tube – Deep Oxidation Ditch Technology

    Deep oxidation ditches and aeration basins are beneficial, permitting more water to be processed on a given surface area. However, standard vertical shaft aeration rotors limit oxidation ditches and aeration basins to an operating depth of no more than 4.5 meters (15 feet). The Dynamic Draft Tube Aeration Rotor overcomes the shortcomings of existing aeration rotors permitting operation of ...

  • Direct Dewatering from Oxidation Ditch (Africa)

    Development of proper sanitation or wastewater treatment has been a critical issue in Africa for prevention of almost any types of infectious diseases. Generally, anywhere in the world, the keys for the successful wastewater treatment system is choosing the appropriate solids removal and dewatering technology and achieving the acceptable quality of water for discharge. However, the high ...


    By AMCON Inc.

  • DO control maximizes oxidation ditch treatment efficiency

    Process control is key to maximizing wastewater treatment efficiency while minimizing operating costs. Implement- ing the right process control system in conjunction with the right equipment can save money on electrical costs and equip- ment maintenance. The wastewater plant for the city of Dawson, MN, uses a Tri-Oval® oxidation ditch from Aeradon Industries for primary treatment of its ...

  • Deep ditch minimizes footprint

    A goal of many communities in planning wastewater treatment facilities is to minimize the footprint, reducing land use. To reach this goal, a Chinese municipality built their oxidation ditch to deeper parameter depths than conventional designs but experienced serious process and mechanical issues. Officials found that not all aerators are equal. For tackling this deep ditch activated sludge ...

  • Sludge accumulation pattern inside oxidation ditch case study

    The sludge accumulation pattern of an oxidation ditch (OD) plant treating municipal wastewater was observed under dry and wet weather conditions, during 3 years of operation. The accumulation patterns along the ditches and their rates were revealed. In addition, the composition of the accumulation was investigated. Finally, the ratio of sand and volatile particles, mixed liquor suspended solids ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Oxidation ditch expansion comes with host of benefits

    This wastewater treatment plant located in Texas was originally designed in 2000 but within several years, the city needed to double the treatment capacities of the facility. The wastewater treatment plant was designed with a plant capacity of 1.5 MGD utilizing a single ditch with the extended aeration activated sludge process for secondary treatment to facilitate removal of ...

  • Case study - DO control maximizes oxidation ditch treatment efficiency

    Process control is key to maximizing wastewater treatment efficiency while minimizing operating costs. Implementing the right process control system in conjunction with the right equipment can save money on electrical costs and equipment maintenance. The wastewater plant for the city of Dawson, MN, uses a  ...

  • Performance of Floating Horizontal Aerators in Aerated Lagoons and Oxidation Ditches

    INTRODUCTION When selecting aeration equipment to use for a specific application, issues to address include reliability, serviceability, capital cost, system appurtenances, and cost of operation and maintenance. Another important consideration is oxygen transfer rate (OTR). Horizontal floating aerators have relatively high transfer rates and have been used successfully in aerated lagoons and ...


    By S & N Airoflo, Inc.

  • Performance of mechanical aerator in wastewater treatment with special reference to oxidation ditch: a critical review

    Mechanical aerators used in wastewater treatment are the largest energy consumers in biological reactors. Well-known researchers have been working on the oxygen transfer by mechanical aerators in oxidation ditch process and they have successfully enhanced the efficiency of aeration system with considering the factors affecting oxygen transfer such as speed of rotors and geometry of aeration ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • An aeration control strategy for oxidation ditch processes based on online oxygen requirement estimation

    A feedforward-feedback aeration control strategy based on online oxygen requirements (OR) estimation is proposed for oxidation ditch (OD) processes, and it is further developed for intermittent aeration OD processes, which are the most popular type in Japan. For calculating OR, concentrations of influent biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) and total Kjeldahl nitrogen (TKN) are estimated online by ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Optimization of submerged depth of surface aerators for a carrousel oxidation ditch based on large eddy simulation with Smagorinsky model

    This paper is concerned with the simulation and experimental study of hydraulic characteristics in a pilot Carrousel oxidation ditch for the optimization of submerged depth ratio of surface aerators. The simulation was based on the large eddy simulation with the Smagorinsky model, and the velocity was monitored in the ditches with an acoustic Doppler velocimeter method. Comparisons of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • AVEDØRE (Denmark) Municipal WWTP - Case Study

    Number of Tanks: 4 Total Volume: 80,000 m³ Water Depth: 3.5 m SOTR Standard Oxygen Transfer Rate: 4,270 kgO2/h Total Airflow: 58,720 Nm3/h No. of AEROSTRIP® Diffusers: 1,600 Avedøre is part of the suburbs in the south-west of Denmark’s capital ...


    By Aquaconsult Anlagenbau GmbH

  • Enhanced biological nutrients removal using an integrated oxidation ditch with vertical circle from wastewater by adding an anaerobic column

    Compared to conventional oxidation ditches, an integrated oxidation ditch with vertical circle (IODVC) has the characters of concise configuration, simple operation and maintenance, land saving and automatical sludge returning. By the utilization of vertical circulation, an aerobic zone and an anoxic zone can be unaffectedly formed in the IODVC. Therefore, COD and nitrogen can be efficiently ...


    By IOS Press

  • Flow field prediction in full-scale Carrousel oxidation ditch by using computational fluid dynamics

    In order to optimize the flow field in a full-scale Carrousel oxidation ditch with many sets of disc aerators operating simultaneously, an experimentally validated numerical tool, based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD), was proposed. A full-scale, closed-loop bioreactor (Carrousel oxidation ditch) in Ping Dingshan Sewage Treatment Plant in Ping Dingshan City, a medium-sized city in Henan ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Deep ditch minimizes footprint

    Aerator/mixer system reduces effluent discharge BOD, TSS and phosphorus A goal of many communities in planning wastewater treatment facilities is to minimize the footprint, reducing land use. To reach this goal, a Chinese municipality built their oxidation ...

  • Case study - Aeration ditch upgrade exceeds expectations

    Triton Process Aerators Meets Future Nitrogen Permit Regulations When the a Pennsylvania Sewer Authority was researching methods to improve the dissolved oxygen levels in its wastewater treatment plant’s oxidation ditches in 2001, they decided to totally replace its aging brush rotor system. They replaced the rotors with the  ...

  • Evaluation of a novel oxidation ditch system for biological nitrogen and phosphorus removal from domestic sewage

    A novel oxidation ditch system using anaerobic tanks and innovative dual dissolved oxygen (DO) control technology is proposed for biological nitrogen and phosphorus removal from domestic sewage. A continuous bench-scale experiment running for more than 300 days was performed to evaluate the system. Monitoring and controlling the airflow and recirculation flow rate independently using DO values at ...


    By IWA Publishing

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