sedimentation tank Articles

  • Sedimentation structures

    Sedimentation structures are measures, which purify the surface runoff with the principle of sedimentation. The separation of solid from rainwater discharge (divided sewer system) can be carried out through: grit chamber rainwater sedimentation tank vortex separator system The dimensioning of plants, that work with sedimentation is done according to the allowed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • What is a wastewater treatment system and how does it work?

    For industrial companies producing wastewater as part of it’s process, some type of wastewater treatment system is usually necessary to ensure safety precautions and discharge regulations are met. The most appropriate wastewater treatment system will help the facility avoid harming the environment, human health, and a facility’s process or products (especially if the wastewater ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Modeling of Sedimentation in Stormwater Detention Basins

    ABSTRACTTo minimize the non-point source pollution from roadway surface, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) initiated a research project for design of a small footprint non-proprietary detention basin, which consists of pipes and box culvert sections with specialized inlet and outlet system. A conceptual model was developed to estimate particle removal efficiency of the rectangular ...

  • Development of Final Sedimentation Tank Maximum Operating Capacity Curves Using Vesilind Settling Parameters and Mathematical Modeling

    New advances in development of maximum operating capacity curves using final sedimentation tank (FST) computational fluid dynamic (CFD) package – High Accuracy Clarifier Model (HACM©) and Vesilind settling parameters (Vo and k) were successfully applied in a recent project at the Sai Kung Sewage Treatment Works of the Drainage Services Department (DSD) in Hong Kong. The advances consist of more ...

  • Bioavailability and bioaccumulation of sediment‐bound PCBs to carp

    The relative bioavailability of sediment‐bound polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB 138, 153 and 180) from a local contaminated site was examined using an in vivo carp model. Surface sediment from the PCB contaminated site and spiked canola oil containing equivalent masses of PCBs were respectively incorporated in the “sediment‐dosed diets” and “oil‐dosed diets” at 3 dose levels resulting in 6 ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Fountain creek sediment collector - case study

    An innovative sediment management method, a 30-ft wide, high capacity, Sediment Collector, is currently installed in Fountain Creek, Pueblo, Colorado upstream of the confluence with the Arkansas River.  This installation is intended to demonstrate a new technology available to reduce the need for dredging.  The purpose of the Sediment Collector is to demonstrate the capability to lower ...


    By Streamside, LLC.

  • Erosion resistance and behaviour of highly organic in-sewer sediment

    Reliable prediction of time-varying pollutant loads in combined sewer systems during storm periods can aid better management of the release of pollution into natural environments as well as enhancing storage tank design. Better understanding of the behaviour of sewer sediments is crucial for the development of models that adequately describe the transport of in-sewer solids and accurately ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Common Treatment Technologies for Inorganics in Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    The most commonly used treatment technologies for inorganics in soil, sediment, and sludge include solidification/stabilization (S/S), excavation and off-site disposal, and acid extraction. These treatment technologies are described briefly below. Solidification processes produce monolithic blocks of waste with high structural integrity. The contaminants do not necessarily interact chemically ...

  • In Situ Biological Treatment for Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    The main advantage of in situ treatment is that it allows soil to be treated without being excavated and transported, resulting in potentially significant cost savings. However, in situ treatment generally requires longer time periods, and there is less certainty about the uniformity of treatment because of the variability in soil and aquifer characteristics and because the efficacy of the ...

  • Two models for tank cleaning

    Fluid treatment specialist Algae- X International, Fort Myers, Fla., has expanded its Mobile Tank Cleaning (MTC) series with two new models. The MTC 500-AFR is an adjustable flow rate system for use with a wide range of tank sizes and fluid types such as diesel, biodiesel and hydraulic fluid. The MTC 1000-LX is the next generation of Algae-X’s MTC 1000 unit, now with stainlesssteel plumbing and ...


    By AXI International

  • Impact of rainwater harvesting systems on nutrient and sediment concentrations in roof runoff

    Rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems have the unique ability to contribute to stormwater management goals via mitigation of runoff volumes and peak flow rates. Additionally, collecting and storing runoff via RWH systems can potentially provide water quality benefits due to physical and chemical processes that occur within the storage tank. This study quantified the water quality improvement ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Erosion and Sediment Control: Navigating NPDES Regulations, the SWPPP, and Techniques for Compliance

    Erosion and Sedimentation: Why Are They a Problem? The US Environmental Protection Agency lists sediment as the single most common pollutant in rivers, streams, lakes, and reservoirs. With all the potentially harmful chemicals and substances in the world, it seems odd to many people that sediment—dirt, essentially—is singled out as the major culprit. Yet these particles of ...


    By FINN Corporation

  • Retainment of the antimicrobial agent triclosan in a septic tank

    Laboratory experiments were conducted to investigate the fate of the antimicrobial agent triclosan (TCS) in a conventional septic tank. The main mechanism of TCS removal from wastewater was identified to be rapid TCS sorption to suspended particles followed by settling of these particles to the bottom of the septic tank. Sorption to particles was completed within minutes while the settling took ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of high solids concentration on hydrodynamics and mass transfer of a three-phase airlift reactor for marine sediment bioremediation

    The more restrictive limits for environmental pollution control imposed nowadays require the development of new biological technologies. Multiphase reactors including slurry reactors have become reactors of choice for chemical and biochemical applications. In the present work, three-phase airlift reactors are proposed as an alternative to mechanically stirred systems and slurry bubble columns for ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Keeping Tanks Online and Divers Out of the Water

    Huntley’s Sub Aqua Construction brings piece of mind to customers with regular and efficient mini remotely operated vehicle inspections Huntley’s Sub Aqua Construction (HSAC) is a commercial diving company based in Kentville, Nova Scotia, Canada. Operating since 1994, HSAC recently added a Deep Trekker mini remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to their team to improve potable water ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • Occurrence and distribution pattern of acidic pharmaceuticals in surface water, wastewater and sediment of the Msunduzi River, Kwazulu‐Natal, South Africa

    The paucity of information on the occurrence of pharmaceuticals in the environment in African countries has led us to investigate eight acidic pharmaceuticals (four antipyretics, three antibiotics and one lipid regulator) in wastewater, surface water and sediments from the Msunduzi River in the province of KwaZulu‐Natal, South Africa, using solid phase extraction (SPE) and liquid ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Investigations into and optimisation of the performance of sewage detention tanks during storm rainfall events

    ABSTRACTCombined Sewage Detention Tanks (CSDT) are components of combined sewage systems commonly used in Germany. A lack of knowledge of the processes occurring within these structures causes the engineer to apply conceptual approaches in the simulation of pollutant transport. The investigations presented were implemented in an integrated systematic way. Extensive analytical, experimental and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A consistent modelling methodology for secondary settling tanks: a reliable numerical method

    The consistent modelling methodology for secondary settling tanks (SSTs) leads to a partial differential equation (PDE) of nonlinear convection–diffusion type as a one-dimensional model for the solids concentration as a function of depth and time. This PDE includes a flux that depends discontinuously on spatial position modelling hindered settling and bulk flows, a singular source term ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Opportunistic pathogens relative to physicochemical factors in water storage tanks

    Household water in Oman, as well as in other countries in the region, is stored in tanks placed on house roofs that can be subjected to physicochemical factors which can promote microbial growth, including pathogens and opportunistic pathogens which pose health risks. Water samples were collected from 30 houses in a heavily populated suburb of Muscat. The tanks used were either glass reinforced ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Development of a water quality tank model classified by land use for nitrogen load reduction scenarios

    The Ariake Sea, a typical semi-closed bay located in Kyushu Island, western Japan, has a maximum tidal range of 6 m in spring tide, and its vast tidal flats are composed of both sandy bottom areas and muddy bottom areas. In this study, two-dimensional depth-averaged finite difference numerical models have been developed for predicting the tidal flow velocity and suspended sediment concentration ...


    By Springer

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