sedimentation tank sludge removal Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Enhancement of phosphorus removal in a low temperature A2/O process by anaerobic phosphorus release of activated sludge

    An anaerobic phosphorus release tank was introduced to an anaerobic–anoxic–aerobic (A2/O) process treating domestic sewage to enhance the phosphorus removal at low temperature. Phosphorus release of the activated sludge from the second sedimentation tank was evaluated at 14 °C by batch cultures, and the nutrient removal in the modified low temperature A2/O process ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • 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

  • Enhanced nitrogen removal in trickling filter plants

    The Beaudesert Sewage Treatment Plant (STP), originally built in 1966 and augmented in 1977, is a typical biological trickling filter (TF) STP comprising primary sedimentation tanks (PSTs), TFs and humus tanks. The plant, despite not originally being designed for nitrogen removal, has been consistently achieving over 60% total nitrogen reduction and low effluent ammonium concentration of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Freezing/thawing effect on sewage sludge degradation and electricity generation in microbial fuel cell

    The effect of sludge freezing/thawing on its disintegration and subsequent use as substrate in a microbial fuel cell (MFC) was investigated to enhance organic matter degradation and electricity generation. Experimental results indicated that long freezing time (more than 48 h) was effective in disintegrating the sludge collected from the secondary sedimentation tank of a wastewater treatment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Influence of COD/sulfate ratios on the integrated reactor system for simultaneous removal of carbon, sulfur and nitrogen

    An integrated reactor system was developed for the simultaneous removal of carbon, sulfur and nitrogen from sulfate-laden wastewater and for elemental sulfur (S0) reclamation. The system mainly consisted of an expanded granular sludge bed (EGSB) for sulfate reduction and organic carbon removal (SR-CR), an EGSB for denitrifying sulfide removal (DSR), a biological aerated filter for nitrification ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • ISKI WTP, portable water treatment plant, Turkey

    The largest potable water treatment plant in Turkey uses DEWA Chain & Flight type Sludge Collectors to remove settled sludge. So far, DEWA has provided 72 systems of Chain and Flight Sludge Collectors for two of their plants. DEWACO delivered a complete sludge removal system comprising of: A triple deck sedimentation tank design. The dimensions of each deck are as ...


    By Dewaco Ltd

  • Case study – Gem-D series

    Introduction Clean Water Technology, Inc., the creator of the Gas Energy Mixing (GEM) System, introduces their newest in technology The GEM - D Series for municipal water and wastewater applications. The GEM-D Series is a hybrid dissolved air – flotation system. What makes the GEM-D Series better than the rest? Introduction of air through Liquid Solid Gas ...


    By Clean Water Technology, Inc.

  • Mass balance analysis of triclosan, diethyltoluamide, crotamiton and carbamazepine in sewage treatment plants

    The behavior of antibacterial triclosan, insect-repellent diethyltoluamide (DEET), anticonvulsant carbamazepine, and antipruritic crotamiton was investigated at two sewage treatment plants (STPs) to clarify their complete mass balance. Twenty-four-hour flow-proportional composite samples were collected from the influent and effluent of primary and final sedimentation tanks, a biofiltration tank ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Full scale municipal implementations of the Agar IFAS process for municipal wastewater treatment

    Wastewater treatment plant retrofits worldwide are motivated by two main developments: a. Changes in effluent quality regulations, either to more stringent BOD/TSS requirements, or to include nutrient (N and P) removal b. Increase in flows to existing plants, due to either population growth or to expansion of sewerage systems One process capable of giving a cost-effective solution for these two ...

  • Pilot-scale fluoride-containing wastewater treatment by the ballasted flocculation process

    A pilot-scale ballasted flocculation system was used to remove fluoride from one type of industrial wastewater. The system included the formation of calcium fluoride (CaF2) using calcium hydroxide followed by coagulation sedimentation. Calcium fluoride was recycled as nuclei for enhancing CaF2 precipitation and as a ballasting agent for improving fluoride removal and flocculation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Municipal waste water treatment plant case study

    A municipal WWTP in the North of England was experiencing significant problems with accumulations of FOG in the Wetwell at the head of the treatment plant. The FOG would form a solid cap over the well several feet thick. This put considerable strain on the pumping gear, interrupted the performance of the float switches and required regular manual intervention from the staff. High costs were also ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Level measurement of ferric chloride case study

    MonoScan provides ongoing measurement results of Ferric Chloride (FeCl3) solution in one of Israel's most advanced wastewater treatment plant. The Ashdod wastewater treatment plant has invested significantly in state-of-the-art control systems to ensure 100% usage of the wastewater entering its facilities. The plant is self sufficient, by using its own resources providing power, water and gas. ...

  • Waste Water Treatment Processes Explained

    SUNCOAST WASTE WATER MANAGEMENT  presents  AEROBIC -verses- ANAEROBIC THE AEROBIC PROCESS There are two basic types of sewerage treatment processes, which are the Aerobic process and the Anaerobic process. Aerobic means with air or oxygen and Anaerobic (septic) means without air or oxygen. Aerobic bacteria are a higher life form and when digesting waste are utilising dissolved oxygen or air in ...

  • 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

  • Mixers and Flowmakers: Mixers at Bremen-Seehausen WWTP

    Treatment of 50 million cubic meters of wastewater per year - find more information on their website. Landia has a total of 26 submersible mixers operating at this plant. 10 mixers in the denitrification (BNR = biological nutrient removal) process, 6 of them in the denitrification tanks, 4 of them in effluent channels leading to these tanks for mixing of ...


    By Landia

  • 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, ...

  • Elverom R.A. - Municipal RBC Retrofit

    Elverom R.A. - a Municipal RBC Retrofit The Challenge:  Nordre Land Kommune - Elverom is a municipality located in Norway approsimately 14 miles North of Oslo.  Elverom had two Rotating Biological Contactors (RBC's)  which did not work properly, were noisy and had odor issues.  The required maintenance for the RBC's had become overwhelming.  Elverom wanted to change over ...


    By Biowater Technology

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