wastewater recovery Articles

  • Heat recovery from wastewater

    Heat recovery from gray water is particularly important in water-intensive industries such as pulp and paper plants, dairies and breweries. Rather than flushing used water down the drain, consider whether a heat exchanging system can help you put that energy to work in your process again. Most plant operators arc aware of the need to save money and reduce the environmental impact of their plant ...


    By DDI Heat Exchangers Inc.

  • Cellulose recovery from municipal wastewater

    During Aquatech 2015 the Dutch technology developer Brightwork set in the spotlight the recovery of cellulose from waste water. The project Cellulose Assisted Dewatering of Sludge (CADoS) aims at separating cellulose fibres from toilet paper from waste water using finescreening technology. After separation the fibres serve as a filter aid for effective dewatering of biological sludge. The ...

  • Wastewater Recovery Using Reverse Osmosis

    INTRODUCTION If one were to select a single word describing the most important factor when applying membrane technology to a wastewater application, it would be chemistry. That is not to say that other factors are not important; certainly fluid dynamics and other physical science factors play a major role as well. But it is the chemistry that is so important to success. And it is the ...

  • Recovery of Acrylic Latex from Wastewater: BASF Australia

     BASF Australia is saving $120,000 per year after installing a $40,000 pump that enabled them to recover valuable acrylic latex previously flushed to effluent when equipment was washed. They are also saving on water costs and thinking about cleaner production led the company to improved scheduling which boosted productivity. Background Based in Victoria, BASF Australia ...


  • Oil Recovery

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Oil Water Emulsion Wastewater Treatment Industry Oil Recovery - Improved Efficiencies A refinery was having several upsets in their ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Tuna Processing & Protein Recovery Wastewater Case Study

    99% Reduction in TSS - 91% BOD - 7.5% Protein Recovery The water from a tuna processing facility was treated for solids reduction, BOD reduction and recovery of the protein from the high protein rendering sludge for reuse as animal feed. The protein is very valuable for use in the animal food industry. Currently the facility has no process for recovery of the protein and ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Energy Recovery in Urban Wastewater Treatment on Global Scale

    ABSTRACT The lack of proper wastewater treatment results in production of CO2 and CH4 without the opportunity for carbon sequestration and energy recovery, with deleterious effects for global warming. Without extending wastewater treatment to all urban areas worldwide, CO2 and CH4 emissions associated with wastewater discharges could reach the equivalent of 3.13·105 tCO2·d-1 in 2025, with ...

  • Recovery of Salmonella from Bermudagrass exposed to simulated wastewater

    Most confined swine (Sus scrofa) feeding operations in the southeastern United States hold manure in lagoons and apply effluent on bermudagrass [Cynodon dactylon (L.) Pers.] as fertilizer. Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica (ex Kauffman and Edwards) Le Minor and Popoff, has been reported in Mississippi lagoons, but levels and potential for contamination of bermudagrass were unknown. A laboratory ...

  • Recovery of nitrogen from saponification wastewater by struvite precipitation

    In general, saponification wastewater produced from the separation process of rare-earth elements contains high ammonium concentration. In this study, a series of experiments were conducted to investigate the parameters to enhance the struvite precipitation potential for ammonium removal from the wastewater having an ammonium concentration of 4,100 mg/L. Experimental results showed that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Nutrient recovery from airplane wastewater: composition, treatment and ecotoxicological assay

    For the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games, Brazil has expanded its airport infrastructure. This will lead to an increase in wastewater generation from aircrafts. This wastewater is traditionally taken from the aircrafts and disposed in the public sewage collection system. However, this residual water may have a different composition than the usual sanitary sewage. Therefore, it is ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ammonia nitrogen removal and recovery from acetylene purification wastewater by air stripping

    Ammonia nitrogen (NH4-N) contaminated wastewater has posed a great threat to the safety of water resources. In this study, air stripping was employed to remove and recover NH4-N from acetylene purification wastewater (APW) in a polyvinylchloride manufacturing plant. Investigated parameters were initial APW pH, air flow rate, APW temperature and stripping time. The NH4-N ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Anaerobic co-digestion of surplus yeast and wastewater to increase energy recovery in breweries

    Surplus yeast is a residue produced during brewery process, which presents high contents of organic matter. Biogas production from yeast could significantly contribute to bioenergy production in breweries, via biogas generation. Co-digestion of surplus yeast and brewery wastewater in a single treatment step would simplify the technical and economical requirements for the transformation of both ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Electrochemically-assisted ammonia recovery from wastewater using a floating electrode

    This work presents and explores a novel methodology for the removal and recovery of ammonia from wastewater based upon two mechanisms: electrochemical oxidation and a previously unreported electrochemically-assisted surface transfer mechanism. Recovery of ammonia is enabled by placing a porous cathodic electrode at the wastewater-air interface. In this configuration, the cathode creates local ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The potential for thermal energy recovery from wastewater treatment works in southern England

    This paper asks how much heat could be recovered from wastewater treatment plants under UK climatic conditions, and can this heat be used effectively to reduce their carbon footprint? Four wastewater treatment sites in southern England have been investigated and the available heat quantified. Issues relating to the environmental, economic and practical constraints on how this energy can be ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Energy recovery from thermal treatment of dewatered sludge in wastewater treatment plants

    Sewage sludge is a by-product generated from municipal wastewater treatment (WWT) processes. This study examines the conversion of sludge via energy recovery from gasification/combustion for thermal treatment of dewatered sludge. The present analysis is based on a chemical equilibrium model of thermal conversion of previously dewatered sludge with moisture content of 60–80%. Prior to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Ecology of duckweed ponds used for nutrient recovery from wastewater

    The microorganism community that grows under duckweed shelter can play an important role on treatment processes. Therefore, the present study aimed to assess the zooplankton dynamic and microbial community in duckweed ponds (DPs) applied for domestic wastewater treatment under open field conditions. A pilot system comprised of two DPs in series (DP1 and DP2), with 10 m2 each, received domestic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Restaurant Grease Protein Recovery

    Food Processing Wastewater Treatment Case Studies Animal & Restaurant Grease Protein Recovery The facility renders animals and restaurant grease as a means to recover protein.  The facility generates wastewater ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Sequential recovery of copper and nickel from wastewater without net energy input

    A novel bioelectrochemical system (BES) was designed to recover copper and nickel from wastewater sequentially. The BES has two chambers separated by a bipolar membrane and two cathodes. Firstly, the copper ions were reduced on a graphite cathode with electricity output, and then with an additional bias-potential applied, the nickel ions were recovered sequentially on a copper sheet with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Investigating the interactions of decentralized and centralized wastewater heat recovery systems

    In the urban water cycle there are different sources for extracting energy. In addition to potential and chemical energy in the wastewater, thermal energy can also be recovered. Heat can be recovered from the wastewater with heat exchangers that are located decentralized and/or centralized at several locations throughout the system. It can be recovered directly at the source (e.g. in the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Development of a new wastewater treatment process for resource recovery of carotenoids

    A new wastewater treatment process that involves coagulation, ozonation, and microalgae cultivation has been developed. Here, two challenges are discussed. The first was minimizing phosphorus removal during coagulation in order to maximize algal production. The second was to optimize microalgae cultivation; algal species that grow rapidly and produce valuable products are ideal for selection. ...


    By IWA Publishing

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