wastewater process control Articles

  • White Paper: Cyclical Aeration Control- Combining Aerobic & Anoxic Conditions in One Basin

    Increase Water Quality with Cyclical Aeration With increased effluent pollution restrictions on municipal wastewater treatment plants, cities are pressed to find ways to economically increase their effluent quality with little to no funding. Many new NPDES permits ...

  • Energy consumption model for wastewater treatment process control

    Wastewater treatment must satisfy discharge requirements under specified constraints and have minimal operating costs (OC). The operating results of wastewater treatment processes (WWTPs) have significantly focused on both the energy consumption (EC) and effluent quality (EQ). To reflect the relationship between the EC and EQ of WWTPs directly, an extended Elman neural network-based energy ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • Peach Processing Wastewater Treatment

    A major fresh pack operation of peaches and nectarines needed a screening system to remove the labels and peach fuzz from their wash water before it was pumped from the pond for irrigation use. Flow to the pond is a steady flow of 50 gpm, rising to 600 gpm during periodic draining of the peach coolers and washing systems. The water is a combination of wash water, labels and fuzz from the fruit, ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Control of Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Instrumentation, control and automation (ICA) of wastewater treatment systems and sewer networks have attracted much attention since the early 1970s. The developments during the last four decades in on-line instrumentation, computer technology, process understanding and subsequent model development, and control methods have been powerful driving forces for advanced control making ICA ever more ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving Biological Wastewater Treatment Process Control through ATP-Based Parameters

    ABSTRACTBiological wastewater treatment processes harness the ability of microorganisms to break down and assimilate organic compounds that, if left untreated, cause detriment to the environment. Although this process occurs naturally, engineered systems are used to accelerate the process by optimizing bioreactor conditions to promote higher-than-typical biomass concentrations, thus increasing ...

  • Foam control in a food processing wastewater SBR treatment unit case study

    Cost-Effective Biological Foam Control Using Microcat DF Defoamer The sequencing batch reactor activated sludge plant (SBR) operating on a potato processing wastewater is experiencing a severe foaming episode. The foam can reach three inches in depth reducing the efficiency of the surface aerators and causing odors. The treatment system consists of primary filtration and an SBR aeration ...


    By Bioscience, Inc.

  • Advanced process of microbiological control of wastewater in combined system of disinfection with UV radiation

    The purpose of this study was to present a methodology with superior efficiency for inactivating pathogenic indicators commonly found in domestic sewage. The adopted method was based on synergistic effect resulting from the introduction of a UV radiation pre-disinfection stage of sewage followed by secondary treatment. A pilot unit was installed in the sewage treatment plant of the University of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Control VOC`s in Refinery Wastewater

    Oil and water do not mix, like many of life’s one-liners this statement is basically true but not the whole story. Many hydrocarbon liquids, particularly aromatics, have significant solubilities in water: Benzene 1800 PPMVToluene 470Ethyl Benzene 150Xylenes 150 Petroleum refineries do not like salts in their feedstock since these corrode and foul process equipment. The first refining step is ...

  • Oxidation of acetyl-pyrimidine wastewater by Fenton process

    In this study, contaminant degradation, priority performance, intermediates, and kinetics in catalytic oxidation of Acetyl-Pyrimidine wastewater by Fenton reagent were investigated. In batch experiments, the main parameters that govern the complex reactive system, i.e. temperature, pH, Fe2 + , and H2O2 initial concentrations have been studied. The results showed total COD and Acetyl-Pyrimidine ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater from Viscose pulping process - Case Study

    In March 2012 HydroThane started a new project in collaboration with the multinational Lenzing AG, the global market leader in the production of man-made high-quality cellulose fibres. The project was intended for the company Lenzing Biocel Paskov (LBP) located in Czech Republic, which recently changed their technology to produce viscose pulp instead of paper. With this production change also ...


    By HydroThane STP BV

  • Sustainable wastewater treatment chemicals in a food processing plant

    A food ingredients manufacturer was using an inorganic aluminium metal salt with pH correction to treat their effluent. This chemical regime refused to give them any real control over their effluent characterisation. Their effluent plant required constant monitoring and adjustment. The inability to control the characterisation of the effluent exiting the site meant non-compliance to the ...


    By Atana Limited

  • Deployment of biokinetic modeling tools to optimize real time biological wastewater process control in the oil refining industry

    Perhaps no industry has more operationally failing wastewater treatment plants than those deployed in the Oil & Petrochemical market segments. These plants have some of the toughest influent contaminant profiles to treat, and suffer from some of the largest ranges of variation in contaminant loadings. The toughest area of wastewater process control in Oil Refining of course lies in the Biological ...

  • Case Study on Water Control in a Rinsing Process

    Introduction The company selected for the study is a privately owned job shop that does rack electroplating of steel and brass plumbing and lighting fixtures with copper, nickel, and chrome. Approximately 10 operators perform the actual plating and buffing of the parts. A waste treatment specialist handles all of the wastewater requiring the necessary pH adjustment, precipitation and ...


  • On-Line Nitrate/Nitrite Probes for BNR Process Control

    ABSTRACTReal time nitrogen monitoring plays an increasingly important role for the successful biological nutrient removal at wastewater treatment plants. Though traditionally dissolved oxygen has been the main process control parameter a greater understanding of the biological mechanisms and process conditions like nitrite/nitrate concentrations to achieve lower effluent values becomes necessary, ...

  • OUR Set-Point Control of Activated Sludge Processes

    The OUR Set-Point method is useful for controlling the activity and loading-rate capacity of an activated sludge mixed liquor. In this case, sufficient amounts of a stock substrate are added to a mixed liquor suspension to provide kinetic saturation with subsequent measure of OUR. Once an acceptable substrate is found for a specific wastewater treatment plant, an OUR can be identified that ...


    By Challenge Technology

  • 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 ...

  • Success of Onlin Leads to Closing for Wastewater 2 Process Control of Consent Order Treatment Plant

    In 2003, Plant City, a small Florida city of 30,000 residents, faced a very big problem. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDF.P) determined that the city's wastewater treatment plant was not consistently operating within its permit limits, and placed it under a consent order. Plant City is a highly industrialized area. "Our industrial loading is very diverse and includes metal ...

  • Biofilm control strategies in industrial processing waters

    Bacterial biofilms cause a number of serious problems for industrial fluid processing operations. Mechanical blockages, impedance of heat transfer processes and microbially induced corrosion result in billions of dollars of losses each year. In engineered systems, such as cooling water systems, food processing, and other industrial applications possible risk to public health and product spoilage ...


    By MIOX Corporation

  • Controlling Pharmaceutical Coating & Drying Process Emissions

    Capturing and destroying harmful emissions from pharmaceutical processes can be challenging. It’s not because the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are difficult to destroy using catalytic or thermal techniques. It’s because their concentrations can be so high. These process streams raise safety concerns, both when they’re collected in vents and when they reach the final ...

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