sludge blanket level Articles

  • Technical Focus: Sludge Blanket

    Regardless of treatment process, sludge blanket control is an important aspect of any wastewater treatment plant, and correct monitoring and treatment of sludge is paramount for efficiency and cost control. Manual monitoring of sludge blanket levels is an occasional and often rushed method of control and can lead to inaccuracies being compounded over time, potentially leading to overspill into ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • New sludge blanket level analyzer from Entech

    Entech Design, Inc.’s BinMinder 9300 features a multi-channel analyzer designed for superior sludge level detection in the full range of water and wastewater applications. The system consists of an analyzer that is capable of operating from one to four sensors or transducers for reliable and cost-effective measurement. Measurements are made by transmitting a high frequency sound wave and ...


    By Entech Design, Inc.

  • Novel method for sludge blanket measurements

    The most widely used methods for sludge blanket measurements are based on acoustic or optic principles. In operation, both methods are expensive and often maintenance-intensive. Therefore a novel, reliable and simple method for sludge blanket measurement is proposed. It is based on the differential pressure measurement in the sludge zone compared with the differential pressure in the clear water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Automatic Sludge Blanket Level Detector: Monitor & control for effective, efficient processing

    Reducing energy consumption at municipal and industrial plants is, increasingly, a priority. Markland Specialty Engineering Ltd., designing and manufacturing process control instrumentation since 1967, helps achieve this important goal with its Automatic Sludge Blanket Level Detector. By helping facilities reduce waste - reducing unnecessary water, chemical or energy use, and unnecessary ...

  • Online interface/sludge blanket level analyzers performance evaluation report

    Following is a review of the ITA report on independent field evaluation of ultrasonic sludge level analyzers provided by four manufacturers. The evaluation was conducted over a period of 15 weeks at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant in Washington, ...


    By Entech Design, Inc.

  • Treatment of domestic wastewater using upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor

    This paper presents the findings of the study on treatment of domestic wastewater using a laboratory scale Hybrid Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (HUASB) reactor. The reactor with a working volume of 5.9 L and plastic cut rings as packing media was operated at varying Hydraulic Retention Time (HRT) for a period of 110 days. While the COD removal varied from 75-86%, the BOD removal was in 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.

  • Controlling Sludge in Lamella Clarifiers

    This month we are focusing on the control of sludge blanket build up in Lamella Clarifiers. Lamella Clarifiers, also known as Inclined Plate Separators (IPS) are in common use at Waste Water Treatment Sites as small footprint plant settlement units and are often employed in ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • High Rate MAGNAPAK® System reduces high TOC levels at Aireys Inlet

    The Aireys Inlet Water Treatment Plant (WTP), located about 150 km from Melbourne, is operated by Barwon Water and sources its raw water from the Painkalac Reservoir. ...


    By IXOM Watercare

  • Full Scale Magnetic Ion Exchange Process Tested by Historically High DOC Levels

    The Aireys Inlet Water Treatment Plant (WTP) is located about 150 kilometres from  Melbourne on the Great Ocean Road. The WTP utilises a conventional upflow sludge blanket clarification process. The raw water source for this plant is characterised by high DOC levels. Despite operating in an enhanced coagulation mode sufficient DOC removal was not able to be achieved. This resulted in high ...


    By IXOM Watercare

  • Primary clarification evaluation and optimization study

    This report describes the evaluation and optimization of primary clarifiers at the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant. Part 1 of this report examines the individual effect of the concentration of non-settleable solids, detention time, clarifier depth, sludge blanket level, and design feature of the clarifier on primary effluent quality and removal efficiency. Part 2 of this report ...


    By Entech Design, Inc.

  • Anaerobic digestion of Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW) in two-phase system

    In view of recovering energy resource from the treatment of Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW), anaerobic digestion of OFMSW prior to aerobic composting as post-treatment was considered. This study aimed to determine the operational characteristics and efficiency of a two-phase system composed of a fed-batch hydrolysis reactor (phase I) and a methanogenic Upflow Anaerobic Sludge ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Flotation outperforms sedimentation and ultrafiltration for turbidity and NOM removal at the drinking water treatment plant of Kluizen

    The drinking water plant of Kluizen treats surface water with high levels of organics and alkalinity. In the original plant, built in 1974, sludge blanket clarification followed by filtration was applied for floc removal. In 2008, the plant was extended with two additional treatment lines where flotation is used instead of sludge blanket clarification. Flotation-filtration proved to be very ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Acid resistance of methanogenic bacteria in a two-stage anaerobic process treating high concentration methanol wastewater

    In this study, the two-stage upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) system and batch experiments were employed to evaluate the performance of anaerobic digestion for the treatment of high concentration methanol wastewater. The acid resistance of granular sludge and methanogenic bacteria and their metabolizing activity were investigated. The results show that the pH of the first UASB changed from ...


    By Springer

  • Entech Design Inc. – Manufacturer’s comments

    The following section details Entech Design, Inc's Manufacturer Comments pertaining to the test data reported herein. We would like to express our appreciation to the Instrument Testing Association staff for inviting us to participate in this test and complement them on their efforts to arrive at and equitable and reasonable protocol for testing such instrumentation. Additionally, we would like ...


    By Entech Design, Inc.

  • Technical Focus: Turbidity as Control for Primary Settlement

    Turbidity is a very useful tool when regarding control within the primary settlement stage of water treatment. By utilising turbidity as a control variable during this stage of the process you  can enable a more rapid response to variations in load  and provide early warning  to operators of equipment malfunction before it’s too late; allowing for immediate action to be taken ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • New Expansion for Pulsar in China

    British non-contacting measurement and control specialists Pulsar Process Measurement have strengthened the team in China with the appointment of Eric Shi as National Sales Manager. He joins the growing Pulsar team who support customers and distributors throughout Asia, supported by the Regional Head Office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Eric joins Pulsar after ten years experience working ...

  • Municipal Wastewater Treatment - Prichard, Alabama - Case Study

    TenCate  develops and produces materials that function to increase performance, reduce costs, and deliver measurable results by working with our customers to provide advanced solutions. THE CHALLENGE Prichard AL is a town of about 30.000 people north of Mobile. AL Paul David, the Sewer Board Superintendent, oversees the contract management of two (21 ...

  • Assessomg the Performance of Secondary Settling Tank by Means of Flow Modeling

    ABSTRACTA model of the double-decker rectangular settling tanks proposed for the Wastewater Treatment Plant of Besòs in Barcelona, Spain was prepared using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). The modeling approach used was a three dimensional, multi-phase simulations with solids transport and removal included, and reflected the state of the art in clarifier modeling. Special attention was paid to ...

  • Travels with Paul – Quarries and Wastewater Treatment Works

    We followed Paul’s visits in February so we could show you just what a Partech sales engineer does! The month started off in Romsey where Paul carried out a site survey at a very muddy quarry… Paul went to see if Partech could help with their flocculent dosing control. The Partech team are pretty certain they’ll be able to offer an excellent solution, but Paul went to lend a ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

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