surface mechanical aerator Articles

  • 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. ...

  • 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, ...

  • CFD predicitons in large mechanically aerated lagoons

     ABSTRACT 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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 ...

  • What are the parameters of an extended-aeration activated-sludge system?

    The activated sludge process is the most widely used biological water and wastewater treatment. As is well known, by its means, suspended-growth microorganisms are applied to breakdown wastes. Aeration, the mixing of air and a liquid, is the means used to speed the reactions involved. Aeration methods include spraying the liquid into the air; diffusing air into the liquid or agitating the liquid ...

  • Case study - Cheese manufacturer gets aeration upgrade

    Largest Cheese Manufacturer in the UK Gets Aeration Upgrade Dairy Crest Davidstow Creamery in Camelford is the largest cheddar cheese manufacturer in the UK. The process of collecting and processing milk is a 24/7 operation, generating effluent round the clock and needing to be treated and disposed of continuously. Effluent from the cheese-making process contains high fat content and ...

  • AIRE-O2® Aerators tests number one in three critical areas

    Problem In 1986, this southern USA fine paper mill developed problems on start-up from a Christmas shut-down, requiring quick action to add efficient aeration to its 38 MGD (143,830 m 3) flow. Poor winter treatment, channeling throught the system, and high solids had also been problems. Since the company was committed to preserving the environment, it searched for the best aerators to meet its ...

  • A new Technology for Composting: Suction Aeration for Opening Composting Works

    Cost-efficient solution for smell emission reduction The enormous waste quantities that are produced day by day are one of the most difficult problems for the economy as such, for cities and communities and for private households. Storage capacities for waste are scarce everywhere. Therefore solutions of all kinds that reduce waste quantities or recycle waste materials to be reused in the ...

  • Case study - Mission accomplished: plant and aeration upgrades to meet growth and lower energy use

    In 2003 this Minnesota city began the process of upgrading its lagoon-based wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) into a new mechanical treatment facility. Nine years and two construction phases later, the city now has a fully operational facility and has upgraded its aeration system to lower energy and maintenance costs. Treatment Process The wastewater ...

  • Prairie farm rehabilitation administration paper

    The aeration efficiency of two types of aeration devices, air injection and mechanical surface aerators was evaluated in farm dugouts in the Peace River Region of Alberta. The air injection systems were tested using three types of diffusers; open-ended tubing, linear fine bubble diffusers and a membrane diffuser. Our results indicate that without aeration, anoxia can develop in the bottom of ...


    By EP Aeration

  • Case study - Grade AA effluent

    After more than a decade of searching, CILAM Dairy finds its ideal aeration system For more than 40 years, CILAM (Compagnie Laitières des Mascareignes) Dairy has been involved in the development and processing of dairy products in Reunion Island, working closely with the cooperatives. The company produces milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream ...

  • On-site treatment of used wash-water using biologically activated membrane bioreactors operated at different solids retention times

    Biologically activated membrane bioreactors (BAMBis) were operated at suspended solids retention times (SRT) of 7 and 102 days and at full solids retention. The effect of these different approaches of operation on the substrate and nutrient conversion, and on permeate flux, was investigated. Variations in organic loads and aeration intensities were also studied. Permeate flux stabilized during ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving dairy plant operating efficiency – Antwerp, Belgium case study

    The Problem The INZA Dairy WWTP in Antwerp, Belgium was experiencing problems in the operation of its sewage treatment facilities. The problems centered on an excess concentration of foam developing on the surface of both the aerator and sedimentation tanks, excess concentrations of floating sludge in the effluent, and an overall reduction of the efficiency of the wastewater treatment ...


    By Nordevco Associates Ltd.

  • Case Study: Barboursville, the “Best Little Village in the state,” just got better

    Barboursville, which bills itself as the “Best Little Village in the State of West Virginia,” has just completed an impressive upgrade to its wastewater treatment lagoon.  What makes the upgrade impressive?  Try this: Increased capacity of the existing lagoon from 600,000 gpd to 1,500,000 gpd. Had no disruption of treatment during construction. Total project costs of less than ...


    By Environetics, Inc.

  • Estimation of shear stress working on submerged vertically set hollow fibre membrane in MBRs

    This study is aimed at elucidating the mechanism by which rising air bubbles induce shear stress on the surface of hollow fibre membranes in submerged membrane bioreactors (MBRs). Shear stress working on vertically set hollow fibre membrane surfaces caused by aeration was measured directly using a two-direction load sensor connected to one hollow fibre at the centre of the ‘vegetation’ of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • WWTP Yavne, Israel A Case Study

    Case Study: Municipal WWTPClient: Municipality of Yavne, IsraelStart Up: September 2005Capacity: 6,000 m3/d Overview An urgent improvement of the effluent quality of the old existing WWTP of Yavne was required by the Environmental Ministry of Israel. Requirement Effluent from the Yavne WWTP used to be discharged into a river ...

  • Case study: Municipal WWTP

    OverviewAn urgent improvement of the effluent quality of the old existing WWTP of Yavne was required by the Environmental Ministry of Israel. RequirementEffluent from the Yavne WWTP used to be discharged into a river which flows into the Mediterranean Sea. Years of inadequate treatment in two extensive ponds caused severe pollution. As a result, the Environmental ...

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