wastewater data Articles

  • Refinery Wastewater: Benefits of Remediation Using Electrocoagulation

    Crude oil is a fossil fuel formed from long-dead organisms subjected to intense heat and pressure underground. This resource is the main ingredient in the production of gasoline, diesel fuel, lubricants, kerosene, propane, and asphalt. All of these products can be made in a single refinery through a complex branching series of chemical processes. The central process is atmospheric distillation ...

  • Measuring the efficiency of wastewater services through Data Envelopment Analysis

    Efficient water management is a priority in the European Union, since the operational efficiency of many water utilities is very low compared to best practice. Several countries are restructuring the water industry to save costs. Larger-scale operations and vertical integration are promoted to achieve scale and scope economies; however, the literature is not unanimous that such economies exist. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Heat From Wastewater

    When it comes to using wastewater heat from channels, provision and evaluation of hydraulic and thermal wastewater data is urgently needed prior to planning and implementation of facilities. Knowing the wastewater temperatures as well as the flow rates - particularly as dry weather discharge – is an indispensable component. It is therefore essential to carry out preliminary measurements ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • Wastewater Force Main Management – Condition Data Analysis and Risk Assessment

    Armed with extensive preliminary analysis and actionable data collected through condition assessment, utility operators are able to make defensible decisions about their force mains. In the last part of our wastewater force main management series, we look at how operators can take ...

  • Wastewater Force Main Management – Condition Data Analysis and Risk Assessment

    Armed with extensive preliminary analysis and actionable data collected through condition assessment, utility operators are able to make defensible decisions about their force mains. In the last part of our wastewater force main management series, we look at how operators can take ...

  • Wastewater treatment for a municipality

    Description of the plant At first, wastewater is pre-treated by a combinated sand and fat trap before further treatment is affected by a special screen. The accruing particles are collected in anti-septic plastic bags to avoid any personal contact because of hygienic reasons. Based on the high varying hydraulic amount of wastewater, an aerated mixing and balancing reactor is ...

  • Treating wastewater as a resource

    A number of UK landfill operators are turning wastewater into a resource by utilising OTT monitoring and control systems to manage the irrigation of Willow crops (for renewable energy generation) with pre-treated effluent. Background Leachate from landfill sites represents a significant potential environmental liability, extending long into the future after a landfill site has ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Use of sewer on-line total solids data in wastewater treatment plant modelling

    We describe a neural network model of a municipal wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) in which on-line total solids (TS) sewer data generated by a novel microwave sensor is used as a model input variable. The predictive performance of the model is compared with and without sewer data and with modelling with a traditional linear multiple linear regression (MLR) model. In addition, the benefits of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Adaptive optimal control for a wastewater treatment plant based on a data-driven method

    In order to optimize the operating points of the dissolved oxygen concentration and the nitrate level in a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) benchmark, a data-driven adaptive optimal controller (DDAOC) based on adaptive dynamical programming is proposed. This DDAOC consists of an evaluation module and an optimization module. When a certain group of operating points is given, first the evaluation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater Monitoring Equipment for An Airport Group

    CAS DataLoggers recently provided the wastewater monitoring solution for a major airport group based in the UK whose fluid run-off threatened to endanger the aquatic ecosystem near the airports. The commercial airline needed an online device capable of monitoring toxic discharges into local rivers. The airline routinely sprayed de-icer and anti-icer solution onto their aircraft before taking off ...


    By CAS DataLoggers

  • Wastewater engineers go with the flow

    The efficiency of maintenance work has been improved by water treatment engineers employing Intellisonde monitors in their final effluent. Designed primarily to measure water quality, the Intellisondes also measure flow, and this reading is being used to detect the accumulation of debris that necessitates a maintenance visit. Wastewater treatment efficiency is often measured by the analysis of ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • Drainage-Area Survey Data Management

    Northumbrian Water Supply of HydroLog4 time-series database and reporting system for drainage area studies Northumbrian Water ordered HydroLog4 as a replacement data management and reporting system for time-series data collected during the short and long-term survey work by internal crews throughout the water company's wastewater management business. ...

  • How can better data keep your wastewater plant flowing? - Case Study

    Municipal Wastewater Plant (Germany) Did you know: Our Metris addIQ monitoring and control solution allows municipal wastewater operators to access in-depth performance and trend reports, real-time sludge and polymer flow monitoring, long-term process data and more from anywhere, on any device. Optimal sludge ...

  • Turning data into decisions: Europe’s sewer rehabilitation tool

    CARE-S, a computer-based system for wastewater network management, is due to be launched later this year. BILL MCCANN speaks to SVEINUNG SAEGROV, editor of a new book from IWA Publishing which reports on the system’s development and the benefits it will offer network managers. Wastewater network managers in Europe will soon have available an advanced rehabilitation planning system based on an ...


    By WRc plc

  • Improving activated sludge classification based on imbalanced data

    A fast and accurate classification method for sewage sludge biological activity classification is of great significance for wastewater treatment. However, the data are often imbalanced and the accuracy of traditional classification algorithms applied to imbalanced small classes of data is very low. Such small classes are crucial application data. Therefore, based on the analysis of eight ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater Treatment: Out with Conventional, in with Sustainable Wastewater Treatment

    The question?Water is one of the world’s most vital resources. It is critical to the survival of every living creature on the planet. The average human can only go a few days without consuming water in some capacity. Health experts stress drinking fluids throughout the day to remain properly hydrated. However, in some parts of the world, water is hard to obtain. Either there are no sources ...

  • Understanding Residential Wastewater

    Urban areas are the biggest culprits when it comes to waste generation. Most of India’ ...

  • Identification of industrial wastewater by clustering wastewater treatment plant influent ultraviolet visible spectra

    A procedure is proposed which allows the detection of industrial discharge events at the inlet of a wastewater treatment plant without the need for measurements performed at the industry, for special equipment and for exact knowledge of the industrial sewage. By performing UV/Vis measurements at the inlet of a plant and analyzing them with a two-staged clustering method consisting of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Lognormal behaviour of untreated and treated wastewater constituents

    This article presents an extensive study to select the theoretical probability distribution that represents the concentrations of major constituents from 35 wastewater treatment plants located in Brazil, as well as to verify the influence of the adopted treatment technology on the data distributions. Due to the lack of a solid basis for selecting the distributions that best fit the data, various ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A black-box model for generation of site-specific WWTP influent quality data based on plant routine data

    This paper presents a simple method for the generation of continuous influent quality datasets for wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) that is based on incomplete available routine data, only, without referring to any further measurement. In the approach, Weibull-distributed random data are fitted to the available routine data, such that the resulting distribution of influent quality data ...


    By IWA Publishing

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