sludge density Articles

  • Why are we monitoring nutrients at different depths?

    Recently, LG Sonic introduced the MPC-Lab, an innovative monitoring buoy that can monitor algae, physico-chemical variables, and even nutrients such as nitrogen and phosphorus in near real-time and at different depths in a body of water. Combined with our other monitoring tools, this system offers a unique way to detect the spatial and temporal patterns of nutrient concentrations which play a ...


    By LG Sonic

  • The Case for Variable Density: A New Perspective on Activated Sludge Settling

    The effects of biomass density on activated sludge settling in full scale systems was evaluated. The driving force of sedimentation is the physical weight of the biological solids, but the role of biomass density in sedimentation has been largely ignored. This may be because density has been assumed to be more or less constant, and because convenient methods for its measurement have not been ...

  • Strength characteristics of aerobic granular sludge

    Aerobic granular sludge has a number of advantages over conventional activated sludge flocs, such as cohesive and strong matrix, fast settling characteristic, high biomass retention and ability to withstand high organic loadings, all aspects leading towards a compact reactor system. Still there are very few studies on the strength of aerobic granules. A procedure that has been used previously for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Data Requirements for Soil, Sediment, and Sludge

    Site soil conditions frequently limit the selection of a treatment process. Process-limiting characteristics such as pH or moisture content may sometimes be adjusted. In other cases, a treatment technology may be eliminated based upon the soil classification (e.g., particle-size distribution) or other soil characteristics. Soils are inherently variable in their physical and chemical ...

  • Factors Affecting Disinfection and Stabilization of Sewage Sludge

    ABSTRACTEffective disinfection and stabilization of sewage sludge prior to land application is essential to not only protect human health, but also to convince the public of its benefits and safety. A basic understanding of the key factors involved in producing a stable biosolid product is a necessary component to ensuring that effective disinfection and stabilization are achieved. Key stressors ...

  • high capacity oil sludge bags crushing machine

    Oil sluge Shredder/Oil sluge bags shredder machine/Oil sluge recycling machine : The Oil Sluge Shredder/Oil sluge bags  shredder machine/Oil sluge bags recycling machine have been design for a ...

  • Stop the hit and miss in coagulation-flocculation: AppliTek’s charge density analyzer to reduce polymer dosing

    Specialist manufacturer AppliTek NV has the pleasure to announce its latest analytical solution, called EZ-Charge®, for reducing the potentially skyrocketing costs that come with controlling the amount of suspended solids in waste water treatment. The novel water analyzer has been developed in cooperation with AQRatio (Germany), a company specialized in sewage sludge analysis and control. ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Submersible microbial fuel cell for electricity production from sewage sludge

    A submersible microbial fuel cell (SMFC) was utilized to treat sewage sludge and simultaneously generate electricity. Stable power generation (145 ± 5 mW/m2, 470 Ω) was produced continuously from raw sewage sludge for 5.5 days. The maximum power density reached 190 ± 5 mW/m2. The corresponding total chemical oxygen demand (TCOD) removal efficiency was 78.1 ± 0.2% with initial TCOD of 49.7 g/L. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Energy consumption of agitators in activated sludge tanks – actual state and optimization potential

    Depending on design capacity, agitators consume about 5 to 20% of the total energy consumption of a wastewater treatment plant. Based on inhabitant-specific energy consumption (kWh PE120−1 a−1; PE120 is population equivalent, assuming 120 g chemical oxygen demand per PE per day), power density (W m−3) and volume-specific energy consumption (Wh ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of the energetic potential of sewage sludge by characterization of its organic composition

    The composition of sewage sludge and, thus, its energetic potential is influenced by wastewater and wastewater treatment processes. Higher or lower heating values (HHV or LHV) are decisive factors for the incineration/gasification/pyrolysis of sewage sludge. The HHV is analyzed with a bomb calorimeter and converted to the LHV. It is also possible to calculate the heating value via chemical ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of low power ultrasound on aerobic/anoxic digestion of activated sludge

    The effect of low power ultrasound on aerobic/anoxic digestion of activated sludge was investigated. First, dehydrogenate activity (DHA) and special oxygen uptake rate (SOUR) were detected to indicate the change of biological activity of sludge induced by ultrasound. Single-factor experiments showed that when the ultrasonic frequency was 28 kHz, the optimal ultrasonic density and exposure time ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cadmium ion removal by electroflotation onto sewage sludge biomass

    Non–living, anaerobically digested, Activated–Sludge (AS) was examined (laboratory–scale experiments) as possible biosorbent for the removal of cadmium from dilute aqueous solutions. The application of electroflotation to the suspended biomass, was investigated in this paper as an effective solid/liquid separation technique for the metal–loaded biosorbent particles. The main parameters ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Analysis of sludge aggregates produced during electrocoagulation of model wastewater

    This paper presents the results of the study of sludge aggregates produced during electrocoagulation of model wastewater of a composition corresponding to the effluents from the cellulose and paper industry. Wastewater was electrocoagulated statically using aluminium electrodes with a current density of 31.25 A m−2 and 62.50 A m−2. In subsequent stages of the treatment, sludge flocs were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Phyto-dewatering of sewage sludge using Panicum repens L.

    Experiments in the field environment have been conducted to study the growth of Panicum repens L., an aquatic plant, in the sewage sludge matrix. The experiments were also carried out to investigate the ability of this plant to dewater sewage sludge to increase the capacity of conventional drying beds. In addition, the ability of Panicum repens L. to reduce the sludge ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improve bio-activity of anaerobic sludge by low energy ultrasound

    This research focused on ultrasound-enhanced bio-activity of anaerobic sludge. Low energy ultrasound irradiation can increase the bio-activity of anaerobic sludge. Ultrasonic parameter, characteristics of anaerobic sludge and experimental conditions are important parameters which affect the enhancement effect on anaerobic sludge. In order to assess the effects of characteristics of anaerobic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Partial nitrification of sludge reject water by means of aerobic granulation

    Granular sludge formation was performed in a laboratory scale Sequencing Batch Reactor (SBR) fed with supernatant of anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge. This effluent was concentrated progressively in order to enhance biomass capacity without inhibiting it. During the first part of the study, ammonium nitrogen was converted to nitrate, so conventional nitrification took place. When a nitrogen ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of interspecies quorum sensing on the formation of aerobic granular sludge

    Quorum sensing (QS) is a form of microbial communication that relies on small signal molecules to regulate group behaviors such as biofilm formation in response to population density. In this study, we attempted to apply the paradigm of bacterial QS to aerobic granular sludge (AGS) formation for wastewater treatment. An essential element of interspecies QS signals, boron, was added to a sequencing ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Phytotreatment of sludges (Phragmites australis) for their reuse in the environment

    The aim of this study is the evaluation of the agronomic characteristics acquired by a phytotreated sludge coming from a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) located in Tuscany (central Italy). The chemical characterization showed values which are within the Italian legislation limits for mixed composts. From an agronomic point of view, the sludge did not present a level of phytotoxicity, as shown ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Strategic Carbon technology – How to use sludge to your advantage

    The often conflicting demands of regulation and the need to reduce costs can be turned into a win:win situation by investing in the right mix of technologies for sludge treatment. This paper will discuss the work completed by Entec UK Ltd in conjunction with Thames Water Utilities Ltd in developing their sludge strategy and, in particular, a review of the most appropriate technologies to meet ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • High Rate Treatment of CSO/SSO Flows Using a High Density Solids Contact Clarifier/Thickener - Results from a Pilot Study

    ABSTRACT A two-month pilot study was conducted at the Village Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Birmingham, Alabama to test the technical feasibility of utilizing a ...

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