sludge draining Articles

  • Anaerobic Digestion Reduces Microplastics in Sludge

    Anaerobic digestion can help remove microplastics — a large cause of water pollution — during the sewage treatment process Microplastics, or tiny fragments of plastic, include microbeads, the plastic pellets present in thousands of household and personal care products, including toothpaste, cosmetics, and beauty scrubs. They also include fragments from the breakdown of anything in our ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Heat Pump Used to Drain Contaminated Sludge in a Steel Factory

    Summary In 1987, new regulations required that factories dispose of their contaminated water and waste themselves. Making galvanised steel wire, the Stelfil factory produces sludge contaminated with lead and zinc. Stelfil spent thousands of dollars to bury this waste and evaluated three systems to remove most of the water: a gas dryer, an induction heated screw conveyor and a heat pump system. ...


  • Case study - drain field renovation with RetroFAST

    Engineer: Dick Bartel, Point One Engineering Distributor: Frank Hay, Pinnacle Environmental Technologies, Inc. Location: British Columbia, Canada Dick Bartel approached Frank Hay in mid August 2002 looking for alternatives for repairing a neighbor’s biologically-failing conventional septic system. Bartel had originally looked into ...


    By Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • 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.

  • Dewatering of Industrial Sludge - Case Study

    At Ten Cate Protect, town of Nijverdal, The Netherlands, 2006 During the wastewater treatment process at Ten Cate Protect large quantities of sewage sludge are liberated. A couple of days per week this sludge is transported in tanker trucks to a waste disposal plant. On June 14th 2005 a Geotube MDS unit was put in operation at Ten Cate Protect to separate and condense the sludge of the aerobic ...

  • Abattoir, commissioning of activated sludge plant case study

    This abattoir’s ancient activated sludge system needed complete refurbishment requiring the aeration tank to be drained. A characteristic of the waste water is its consistently very high ammonia concentration. The activated sludge system has to achieve a final effluent of 20 mg/l BOD, 10 mg/l ammonia and 30 mg/l suspended solids. The authorities required that this standard be ...


    By Bio Systems Europe

  • Processing Wastewater Sludge Using Dewatering Containers

    The relative cost of dewatering equipment varies widely and is directly related to the processing rate. For smaller utilities that need to dewater sludge in batches, dewatering containers are an alternative that can be relatively inexpensive and simple when compared to other technologies on the market. The most common type of dewatering container is based on a roll-off box design, although any ...

  • Geotube Dewatering for Lagoon Sludge - Case Study

    Background In many animal waste management schemes it is desirable to separate solids from waste water and/or manures. In cooperation with the Department of Animal and Dairy Science, animal waste specialists from Biological and Agricultural Engineering are field testing a technology new to agriculture, to remove solids from lagoons. The test is currently being conducted at the UGA Dairy ...

  • Case Study: Farm pond sludge and algae remediation

    Problem A 1 ½ acre farm pond located in southeastern Wisconsin was experiencing a severe algae bloom due to high levels of fertilizer runoff from the surrounding farm fields located on the north and east sides of the pond. Farm field runoff drains into the north end of the pond via a 4-inch drainpipe. The pond is further fertilized by the year round population of 6-8 resident ducks and by ...


    By Avir Environmental LLC

  • Decrease in Sludge and Wastewater: Nowra Chemical Manufacturers

     Table of Contents Executive Summary 1. Review of Nowra Chemicals Operations 2. Planning and ...


  • Acid Mine Drain (AMD) treatment to achieve very low residual heavy metal concentrations

    Abstract Mount Emmons mine wastewater treatment plant currently treats on average around 450,000 gallons per day of acid mine drain (AMD) water collected into several collection ponds. The plant uses standard lime hydroxide precipitation process at pH 10.7 to precipitate heavy metals and remove AMD contaminants with the subsequent flocculation - dissolved air flotation (DAF) and sand ...

  • Dewatering sludge originating in water treatment works in reed bed systems

    The dewatering process of the liquid water works sludge was examined in a trial with a series of six trial beds, each 20 m2. These were monitored from April 2008 to June 2010. It is possible to get the vegetation to grow in ferric sludge (∼300,000 mg Fe/kg dry solid, pH 7,7). It has not been necessary to use fertilizer. The influence of the loading programs (15–50 kg dry solid/m2/year) was tested ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Bio-augmentation process reduces odors and organic sludge build-Up

    Efficiently operating a wastewater treatment plant within budget and permit limits gets more challenging by the day! Plant administrators are constantly facing the battle of costly sludge disposal, noxious odor control and rising electricity expense. The City of Meridian, Mississippi also fell into this category until it made the decision in 2005 to utilize a product marketed by Reliant Water ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • New technology for sludge management reduces waste to landfill by 80%

    The first batch of results from a new sludge management and waste reduction system at Severn Trent's Coleshill Sewage Treatment Works in Birmingham, England show a consistent 80% reduction in waste to landfill volumes. The DMax system has specifically been developed by CDE Ireland Ltd to process a variety of wastes as detailed below. This list is not exhaustive and represents the material for ...


    By CDEnviro

  • Combination of up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor and a novel cascade sponge reactor for sewage treatment

    Performance of the combined process of up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor and cascade sponge reactor (CSR) for sewage treatment was studied. UASB-CSR system was operated at HRTs of 24 h, 16 h, and 8 h at an average wastewater temperature of 29°C. It comprises of the most efficient combined process not only for CODT (98.9%), BODT (98.5%), TSS (99.3%), total nitrogen (89.1%), total ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Low Energy Biological Nitrogen Removal by Cation Exchange, Thin Film Oxygen Transfer, and Heterotrophic Nitrification in Sequencing-Batch, Packed-Bed Reactors

    Sustainable solutions for biological nitrogen removal (BNtR) in wastewater require new treatment process concepts to lower energy requirements. A novel configuration of six packedbed, flood and drain (PFAD) reactors were used in a pilot study to remove nitrogen from a manufactured wastewater comprised of urea, cheese whey, and well water. The reactors operated in a sequencing-batch manner in ...

  • Geotube Container Keeps Pulp & Paper Mill Running - SCA Tissue Paper, Cherokee, 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 SCA Tissue's Cherokee Alabama, USA, waste water treatment system has minimal sludge storage, about six hours, with all sludge going directly to a dewatering table, followed by a ...

  • Wastewater Treatment for a soft drink processing company

    Description of the plant The wastewater from production and filling of mineral waters and soft drinks is pre-treated mechanically by a screen and buffered in an aerated mixing and balancing reactor. After equalization of flow and load the wastewater is given to the biological reactors where organic substances as sugar and other organic compounds are decreased by biological activity of ...

  • Dewatering with Geotextile Bags - South Gippsland, Australia (Water Treatment) - Case Study

    A simple, cost effective new method of dewatering sludge is now available in Australia, writes Bill Kelly from CRS Industrial Water Treatment. The use of geotextilcs for containment and dewatering came about as a result of a major flood event in Holland in the 1950s. It prompted Dutch marine engineers to seek new methods and materials to build structures for coastal defences. The ...

  • Advanced Aboveground Storage Tank Inspections – In-Service Robotics Tank Inspections

    This paper describes the advanced in-service tank inspection methods available for use in the inspection of aboveground storage tanks (AST) in the petroleum and petrochemical industry. ASTs are subject to several federal and state regulations requiring tank owners to perform tank floor/bottom integrity, seals system, and deck fittings inspections on a routine basis. The conventional procedure for ...


    By Trinity Consultants

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