surface aeration Articles

  • Vortex in baffled surface aerator

    Baffled surface aerator and mixing tanks are different on the basis of the rotor placement. In mixing tanks, rotors are placed very deep in the tank, thus vortex creation can be prevented by placing the baffles. By definition, rotors are placed at or near the surface of water in surface aeration systems; complete prevention of vortex creation cannot be achieved by installing the baffles. Vortex ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - California vineyard improves sludge movement with aeration

    Overview A California vineyard was faced with the challenge of meeting wastewater treatmentcompliance under a tight deadline defined by local regulators, while receiving ongoingodor complaints from the community. Challenges Extended periods of mismanagement from previous owners left the facility and the wastewater treatment system in disarray. ...

  • 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.

  • Rectangular tank surface aerators: scale up criteria and energy conservation

    Surface aeration experiments were conducted in two types of rectangular tanks of aspect ratios i.e., length to width ratio (L/W) of 1.5 and 2 and developed simulation equations to correlate the oxygen transfer coefficient, k and power number, P0 with a parameter governing theoretical power per unit volume X. The parameter X is defined as equal to F4/3R1/3, where F and R are impellers’ Froude and ...

  • Influence of aeration and permeate flux on deposition of particulates on membrane surface

    In microfiltration, a deposit of foulant tends to form on the membrane surface and this usually controls the performance of the filtration process. This paper discusses the influence of physical parameters such as aeration and permeates flux on migration and deposition of above micron particles on the membrane surface. Kaolin clay suspension of particle 3.7–8▒μm with mean particle diameter 4.1▒μm ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The principles of aeration and mixing utilizing process aerator technology

    Aeration and mixing are necessary elements for aerobic biological wastewater treatment processes to maintain a healthy, stabilized biological population and thus, insure optimal treatment of the wastewater assuming there is adequate contact time and substrate available. In the design of wastewater treatment plants, aeration typically involves supply of both oxygen and mixing. Aeration is a large ...

  • The role of aeration in water features

    In warm weather, the surface of your lovely water feature sucdenly develops a green, slimy mass which looks as if it may begin to pulsate, eave the water, and threaten the surrounding countryside, like the monstrous entity in some early Steve McQueen B movie Your instinct may be to use extreme measures - the chemical equivalent of calling in the National Guard for a tactical nuclear strike. ...


    By EP Aeration

  • Choosing Aeration Blowers

    Introduction Infrastructure spending in the United States has not kept pace with the population growth and many wastewater treatment plants are at peak capacity. The nation's wastewater systems and their ratepayers face a major challenge in funding the expansion, replacement, and maintenance of aging infrastructure over the next several decades. For this reason, plant engineers and ...


    By Kaeser Kompressoren GmbH

  • The effect of length of free-surface gated circular conduit on air-demand ratio and aeration efficiency

    Aeration is the process of bringing water and air into close contact in order to increase dissolved oxygen concentration. The concentration of dissolved oxygen is an important indicator of water quality because aquatic life lives on the dissolved oxygen in the water. The hydraulic structures can be accepted as the key components in increasing dissolved oxygen concentration because of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Optimization of submerged depth of surface aerators for a carrousel oxidation ditch based on large eddy simulation with Smagorinsky model

    This paper is concerned with the simulation and experimental study of hydraulic characteristics in a pilot Carrousel oxidation ditch for the optimization of submerged depth ratio of surface aerators. The simulation was based on the large eddy simulation with the Smagorinsky model, and the velocity was monitored in the ditches with an acoustic Doppler velocimeter method. Comparisons of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Lagoon Aeration - Sleep Eye, MN

    Mazzei Aeration System Solves Lagoon Odors and High Maintenance Problems Sleepy Eye, MN The Problem: A large vegetable processing facility in central Minnesota was experiencing problems with its lagoon surface aerators. The company’s treatment process includes a collection and screening assembly, two anaerobic stabilization ponds and a 40 million gallon aerated lagoon. The aeration lagoon ...


    By Mazzei Injector Company, LLC

  • Wastewater lagoons – a new aeration concept

    The use of wastewater treatment lagoons, or stabilization ponds, is a common practice for rural municipalities and industrial facilities. Through the years there have been numerous designs for these ‘sludge settling basins,’ ranging from facultative, partial aerated, and fully aerated systems. But the primary reason for these systems is to utilize relatively shallow earthen ponds, or ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Aerators Enhance Aerobic Digestion Process

    The city of Eden,N.C.,operates an extended aeration process designed for an average flow rate of 13.5 mgd with a mixed liquor suspended solids concentration that typically checks in about 6,000 mg/l. This high biomass concentration is necessary to provide a well-settling sludge and good effluent quality. Further, the plant influent is approximately 40% domestic wastewater and 60% industrial ...


    By S & N Airoflo, Inc.

  • Real-Time Control Optimizes Extended Aeration Processes

    The population of Hillsborough County, Florida has doubled since the Valrico advanced wastewater treatment plant (AWTP) was built in 1990 to treat the sewage of several small communities west of the City of Tampa. When it began operation, the Valrico AWTP capacity was only 4 MGD; small when compared to Tampa's 96 MGD Howard F. Curren AWTP located not far to the east. But Valrico serves as a very ...

  • Slowhill Copse UK Aerators - Case Study

    Slowhill Copse Marchwood WTW (Southampton, Hampshire) was originally constructed in the 1960's. The latest upgrade includes an improvement of the existing treatment process to meet the newest requirements. Landustrie supplied sixteen (4 per aeration lane) low speed surface aerators, type Landy-7 complete with drive units, bottom baffles and foundation plates. The Landy aerators dimension ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • Alpha Factors in Full-Scale Wastewater Aeration Systems

    ABSTRACTSurface active agents depress gas transfer at gas-liquid interfaces. They are present as measurable trace contaminants at all environmental and at most industrial gas-liquid interfaces. This paper presents the results of several studies, including lab and full scale studies that show the depression of gas transfer, usually quantified by the alpha factor, can be related to the Reynolds ...

  • Solar grease trap aerator works day and night

    Solar Grease Trap Aeration Systems were developed to solve Odor and Water Quality Problems. Solar Grease Trap Aeration Systems will remove and avoid odor problems while also improving overall water quality without the need for Chemicals, Bacterias, and /or Ozone. This allows the restaurant owner to become more effective and efficient immediately. They can pay off the investment within 1-6 ...


  • Pulp and paper mill aerated lagoon phosphorus optimization

    The Domtar (formerly Weyerhaeuser) Kamloops, BC bleached Kraft pulp mill discharges treated process wastewater to the Thompson River. The River and downstream Kamloops Lake have historically been identified as nutrient sensitive, with phosphorus contributing to algal growth. The BC Ministry of the Environment required that the mill perform a phosphorus optimization study to minimize phosphorus ...

  • A perfect pair: SBR designs & advanced aeration technology

    Conventional sequencing batch reactors (SBRs) that utilize diffused-air networks have existed in the U.S. for about three decades now. The reliability of controls and instrumentation has significantly improved in the last 10 to 15 years, and as a result, SBR plant designs are becoming more widely accepted. The attractiveness of their compact layout and ease of operation has also helped increase ...

  • CFD predicitons in large mechanically aerated lagoons

    Optimization of the design and operation of large (>500,000 m3) mechanically aerated wastewater treatment lagoons (known as Aerated Stabilization Basins or ASBs) requires a thorough understanding of both the hydraulic and biological processes within the treatment volume. Complex three-dimensional flows existing within these lagoons are difficult to quantify by measurement or simplified analyses, ...

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