wastewater influent Articles

  • Sulfidogenesis interference on methane production from carbohydrate-rich wastewater

    Two anaerobic fixed-structured bed reactors were fed with synthetic wastewater simulating the soluble fraction of sugarcane vinasse to evaluate the interference of sulfidogenesis on methanogenesis. The reactors running in parallel were subjected to the same operating conditions. The influent organic matter concentration (in term of chemical oxygen demand (COD)) remained close to 4,000 mgCOD ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Performance of an ultra-compact biofilm reactor treating domestic and synthetic wastewaters

    The performance of an ultra-compact biofilm reactor (UCBR) treating domestic wastewater (DWW) collected from a local water reclamation plant; and gradually shifting to a mono-type carbon source synthetic wastewater (SWW) combined with DDW (CWW) and finally SWW; was investigated in this study. The total COD concentrations of influent DWW and CWW/SWW were 413.6 ± 80.8 mg/L and 454.9 ± 51.3 mg/L, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • UCT XtrackT® Sorbent Cited in Drugs in Wastewater Article

    Environmental analysts are often tasked with the evaluation of illicit and prescription drugs in wastewater samples in an attempt to better understand the epidemiology of a populated area. Due to the challenging consistency of this matrix, clean-up is often vital in order to achieve accurate detection. In a recent paper authored by Richard Bade et al., published in Analytical and ...


    By United Chemical Technologies

  • Scientists study DNA in wastewater to protect public health

    An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Stanford University is working on methods to monitor wastewater for the DNA of pathogens such as the flu and other viruses. This could help health agencies prepare early for a disease outbreak instead of waiting until disease symptoms are reported, but for some people is harder to present symptoms since they take health supplements from healthyusa.co ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Corrugating Facility Redesign Wastewater Optimization Case Study

    Paper & Pulp Industry Case Studies Corrugating Facility Wastewater Optimization Integrated Engineers, Inc. modified a corrugating facility in Southern California that required a design build ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Practical automatic control of a sequencing batch reactor for toxic wastewater treatment

    This paper investigates the application of a practical and robust control strategy for the operation of a sequencing batch reactor (SBR) used for toxic wastewater treatment. The strategy sets the operational conditions of the SBR based on the on-line information collected during the previous batch. In particular, it sets the exchange volume of the reactor, as well as the batch reaction duration ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Oil skimmers solutions guide: wastewater treatment industry

    Growing Snack-Food Manufacturer Reduces Costs, Recycles Waste A privately held snack-food manufacturer in Ohio expected to increase production of potato chips by 20%, to about 72 million pounds a year. While more potato chips would mean more profits, it also would mean more oil-laden wastewater from washing the potatoes and the fryers used to cook them. PROCESS: When ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Characteristics and performance of small and medium wastewater treatment plants in Greece

    Wastewater management in Greece is being regulated by the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD) and as a result many wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have been constructed during the last 30 years and are in operation. The present work aims to outline the progress regarding the implementation of the specific environmental policy, present deficiencies and future challenges, while an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effects of influent fractionation, kinetics, stoichiometry and mass transfer on CH4, H2 and CO2 production for (plant-wide) modeling of anaerobic digesters

    This paper examines the importance of influent fractionation, kinetic, stoichiometric and mass transfer parameter uncertainties when modeling biogas production in wastewater treatment plants. The anaerobic digestion model no. 1 implemented in the plant-wide context provided by the benchmark simulation model no. 2 is used to quantify the generation of CH4, H2 and CO2. A ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Industrial Wastewater Treatment - Paint/Pigment Dye Industry

    Innovation in Industrial Wastewater Treatment - Sustainable Water Reuse Strategies Applied to the Paint/Pigment Dye Industry Introduction The paint/pigment industry is a large consumer of process and wash water to be used in various water based paint pigment products. The water usage for this industry is estimated at 75-85 million gallons per day, with ...

  • Tetracycline Resistance Genes in Activated Sludge Wastewater Treatment Plants

    The development and proliferation of antibiotic resistance in pathogenic, commensal, and environmental microorganisms is a major public health concern. The extent to which human activities contribute to the maintenance of environmental reservoirs of antibiotic resistance is poorly understood. In the current study, wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) were investigated as possible sources of ...

  • Case Study - KIA E-Coat Wastewater and Treatment Process

    KIA Automotive uses a water-borne Electrodepostion (E-Coat) paint process that produces various wastes including rinse waters containing Zinc (Zn), Nickel (Ni) & phosphorous (P) waste. Most of the waste is found in the rinse waters from the e-coat overflows that contain less 1000 mg/l TSS. Some of the “dumps” contain detactified paint waste concentrate in small quantities. The various ...

  • Upgrading of Kish Island Markazi wastewater treatment plant by MBBR

    The potential of a moving bed biofilm reactor (MBBR) in full scale has been investigated as an alternative for upgrading of the Kish Island Markazi wastewater treatment plant. In this regard, the activated sludge process (ASP) upgraded to an MBBR process and different operating parameters results in this change compared with ASP. Results show that with increasing the average flow influent from ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Removal of ecotoxicity and COD from tank truck cleaning wastewater

    Tank truck cleaning (TTC) activities generate highly complex wastewater. In a previous study, we found that a significant ecotoxic effect was still present in biologically treated TTC wastewater. The aim of the present study was therefore to investigate the removal of acute toxicity from TTC wastewater by a sequence of technologies routinely applied for industrial wastewater. Acute toxicity was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treatment of high strength resin production wastewater case study

    Problem Full-scale Incineration of this wastewater had proved very expensive due to the fuel input required and the ongoing incinerator maintenance costs. The polymer manufacturer sought treatment alternatives to save money. Initial biotreatment pilot work indicated that biotreatment was not feasible using conventional activated sludge technology even when the concentrated wastewater was ...


    By Bioscience, Inc.

  • Assessment of multiple hormonal activities in wastewater at different stages of treatment

    Changes in the endocrine potency of municipal wastewater at 3 wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in Australia were investigated using a panel of in vitro receptor‐driven transactivation assays. The assays were based on human estrogen receptor α, androgen receptor, progesterone receptor, glucocorticoid receptor, and peroxisome proliferator‐activated receptor γ2. Total removal efficiencies for ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Continuous treatment of flotation collector wastewater using a membrane bioreactor

    Aniline aerofloat (DDA) is a widely used material in China and has become a main pollutant in floatation wastewater. In this study, a membrane reactor (MBR) was constructed to continuously treat simulated wastewater contaminated with DDA. The study investigated the hydraulic retention time (HRT) and the impact of influent DDA concentration on MBR performance, and analyzed intermediates from ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Continuous flow aerobic granular sludge reactor for dairy wastewater treatment

    The focus of this study was to assess the treatment performance and granule progression over time within a continuous flow reactor. A continuous flow airlift reactor was seeded with aerobic granules from a laboratory scale sequencing batch reactor (SBR) and fed with dairy wastewater. Stereomicroscopic investigations showed that the granules maintained their integrity during the experimental ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modeling of an IFAS Process with Fungal Biomass Treating Pharmaceutical Wastewater

    The project involved the dynamic modeling of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) treating pharmaceutical wastewater. The WWTP uses an integrated fixed-film activated sludge (IFAS) process with suspended carriers for biological treatment. The plant is unique in that it uses both fungal and bacterial IFAS reactors. The fungal biomass has been shown in laboratory testing to degrade a portion of the ...

  • Case study - Industrial ASBR wastewater treatment facility, India

    This two (2) basin ASBR facility near Mumbai, receives a variety of industrial wastewaters collected from many factories and chemical production facilities. The 10,000 m3/d wastewater plant comprises flow metering, chemical treatment,  pH correction, flow splitting, flow equalization with aeration, chemical precipitation and lamella plate clarification, two (2) basin ASBR biological ...

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