sludge level monitoring Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • N-Tox® prevents activated sludge failure and monitors greenhouse gas emissions

    A new technique for evaluating nitrification efficiency in industrial and municipal activated sludge systems is described that uses direct measurement of dinitrogen oxide, an important greenhouse gas, as an indicator of nitrification failure. Developed at Water Innovate, N-Tox® helps control ammonia levels in treated effluent by providing an early warning of wastewater treatment failure. The ...


    By Clarity Authoring

  • Wastewater Level Measurement Techniques

    Level monitoring and control is a fundamental requirement in any wastewater treatment process. You will find level instrumentation installed at even the simplest treatment plants for pump control, chemical storage tanks and process level controls or alarms. Operators have only limited or emergency control over treatment plant influent, so level controls and instrumentation play an important role ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Ultrasonic level measurement: a Modern Classic!

    Radar technology has long had the reputation of being the best method of level measurement available - but does this also apply to the wastewater market? Based on its physical characteristics, radar technology certainly offers great flexibility and high performance. However, from an objective standpoint, non-contact level measurement using ultrasound is often the first choice and also the right ...


    By Endress Hauser

  • Analysis of Sewage and Sewage Sludge by Simultaneous ICP Spectroscopy

    In recent years, the development and expansion of sewage treatment facilities has resulted in increased amounts of sludge which is generated in the treatment process, and which has presented a problem due to processing of the sludge itself. Sludge is normally incinerated or solidified and then disposed of in landfills or recycled for use in construction materials such as concrete or ...

  • Case study - Sludge digestion/thickening optimizes treatment

    Overview: Big Park Domestic Wastewater Improvements District in Arizona had constructed a new 500,000 gallons per day biological wastewater treatment system in 1997. As time passed, the aging plant was unable to keep up with increasing demands. Challenge: In 2012, the District started working with Sunrise ...

  • Gas Detection and Monitoring Systems

    In greenhouse applications, the accurate measurement of a number of environmental parameters such as carbon dioxide concentration, temperature, light intensity, water, humidity, pH and nutrient levels using sophisticated sensors is used to create a controlled environment for optimising plant growth rates while minimising energy usage. Carbon dioxide concentration is also one of the best ...


    By Edinburgh Instruments Ltd

  • Exposure to dust, endotoxin and airborne microorganisms in wastewater sludge thermal drying units

    The objective of this study was to assess workers' exposure to bioaerosols in sludge drying units. Simultaneous collection of inhalable dust and airborne biological agents was carried out using rotating cup samplers (CIP 10, Arelco). Sixteen stationary and 30 personal measurements were performed in three drying plants, during summer and winter. Microbial content of air was characterized by high ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of extracellular biopolymer and its impact on bioflocculation in activated sludge bioreactors

    The influence and dynamics of bacterial extracellular polysaccharide (EPS) polymer production and its impact on bioflocculation in activated sludge (AS) bench-scale reactors were investigated. The impact of food to microorganism ratio (F/M), reactor configuration and easily biodegradable carbohydrates in influent streams on biological processes that support or weaken good floc formation and the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Activated sludge optimization using ATP in pulp and paper industry

    The activated sludge process is an old technology, but still the most commonly used one for treatment of wastewater. Despite the wide spread usage the technology still suffers from instability (Tandoi et al. 2006) and high operating cost. Activated sludge processes often carry a large solids inventory. Managing the total inventory without interference is the key component of the optimization ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Organics Monitoring: A Practical Guide

    Preventing product loss, lowering waste treatment costs, and reducing system maintenance and energy consumption through organics monitoring in the chemical, refining, food, and wastewater treatment industries. Summary Process water and steam condensate contamination includes organic, inorganic, and biological components. Sources of organic contamination include process ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • DLT 2.0 differential level transmitter open letter from a Greyline customer

    The Process: The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg in Whynott's Settlement, Nova Scotia added a septage receiving station to their landfill site. Part of the treatment train is a chlorinated duplex vertical turbine pump station delivering effluent from the sludge processing facility to a field of spray nozzles for dispersion. The pump station has two points of discharge and the ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Media expansion monitoring improves filtration

    In municipal surface water treatment plants, optimum filter performance is a crucial component. Filtration is the primary treatment process at water treatment plants, and backwashing is the primary means to keep filters functioning properly to produce safe drinking water for the public. Since 2000, Entech Design, Inc. has used underwater acoustic sensing technology to monitor filter media ...


    By Entech Design, Inc.

  • Comparison of behaviour and fate of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) in membrane bioreactors and conventional activated sludge process

    Research was completed on the behaviour and fate of tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) in pilot-scale membrane bioreactors and conventional activated sludge (CAS) process at the City of Guelph Wastewater Treatment Plant. Emphasis was on the physicochemical processes, biological transformation and sorption kinetics. Measurement of TBBPA at the environmental level can be challenging, so the main focus ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rapid quantification of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) concentration in activated sludge with the fluorescent dye Nile blue A

    The present study was conducted (1) to develop a rapid quantification method of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) concentration in activated sludge by Nile blue A staining and fluorescence measurement and (2) to perform on-line monitoring of PHA concentrations in activated sludge. Activated sludge samples collected from laboratory scale sequencing batch reactors and full-scale wastewater treatment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Impact of using paper mill sludge for surface-mine reclamation on runoff water quality and plant growth

    Paper mills generate large amounts of solid waste consisting of fibrous cellulose, clay, and lime. Paper mill sludge (PMS) can improve reclamation of surface-coal mines where low pH and organic-carbon levels in the spoil cover material can inhibit revegetation. When applied at high rates, however, PMS may adversely impact the quality of surface runoff. Therefore, we applied PMS at 0, 224, and 672 ...

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Monitors Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Globally, little attention is paid to gaseous emissions from wastewater treatment processes. This contrasts greatly with the regulatory monitoring that is applied to the quality of water emissions from such facilities. However, in Helsinki, Finland, a large municipal wastewater treatment facility continuously monitors its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to help in the city’s efforts to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

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