wastewater treatment bar screen Articles

  • Wastewater treatment facility uses ‘monsters’ to better manage screening, odor and trash

    As wastewater pours into the Cobourg Water Pollution Control Facility located on the outskirts of this Canadian town, it comes loaded with organics, trash, debris and chemicals. A large perforated plate screen system, called a Monster Separation SystemTM, is the plant’s first line of defense and removes all unwanted solids in order to protect downstream processes.Managers at the facility report ...


    By JWC Environmental

  • Fine screens help New Jersey wastewater treatment plant stop rag and grease problems

    A few years ago the Hammonton Wastewater Treatment Plant, located in the lush green countryside of southern New Jersey, faced continuous problems with rags, trash and plastics passing right through a rusty old bar screen and into the oxidation ditch and final clarifier.After years spent unclogging pumps, clearing out trash and untangling the UV system – plant managers decided to find a better ...


    By JWC Environmental

  • RAISING THE BIOSOLIDS BAR: DEVELOPING AN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

    A California sanitation district’s journey through the process of establishing an EMS for biosolids provides valuable insights, especially for agencies battling public acceptance challenges. THE Orange County, California Sanitation District (District) provides wastewater treatment service for more than 2.2 million people. The facility treats approximately 250 million gallons/day of wastewater and ...


  • CH#831 - Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Introduction The Wastewater Treatment Plant is a rotating biological contactor treatment process preceded by bar screening, grit removal and primary settling. Subsequent to the secondary treatment process, the flow stream enters a chlorine contact tank and then goes to the receiving stream. The program study was started on March 4th. The objectives were a recovery from filamentous infestation, ...


    By BIO-SYSTEMS International

  • Fundamentals and Advantages of Screen Filtration

    The “art” of filtration utilizes many methods for separating solid particles from fluids. There is often no right or wrong method. Water quality and customer requirements usually determine the “best” method for each unique situation. Ridged screens, pleated cartridges, string wound cartridges, melt blown cartridges, woven fabrics, non woven fabrics, sintered metals, granular media, frizzy balls ...

  • What is Wastewater?

    What is wastewater? Wastewater, the waste discharge that first comes to mind in any discussion of stream pollution, is the discharge of domestic wastewater, which contains a large amount of organic waste. Industry also contribute substantial amounts of organic waste, some of which comes from vegetable and fruit packing; dairy processing; meat packing; tanning; processing of poultry, ...

  • Wastewater Level Measurement Techniques

    Level monitoring and control is a fundamental requirement in any wastewater treatment process. You will find level instrumentation installed at even the simplest treatment plants for pump control, chemical storage tanks and process level controls or alarms. Operators have only limited or emergency control over treatment plant influent, so level controls and instrumentation play an important role ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Rock Box Protects Headworks at Kansas City, Missouri Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Kansas City Missouri Water Services Department operates the 105 mgd Big Blue River Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) serving combined and separate sanitary sewers on both sides of the Missouri River in Kansas City. Heavy grit inundation from the Combined Sewer System (CSS) was impacting the screen house and aerated grit/pre-aeration basins at this facility. Alternatives were considered for ...

  • Streamlining Wastewater Treatment in Poultry Processing: Michigan Turkey and Lyco Team Up to Provide a Showpiece for Reducing BOD and TSS Levels

    With the steady increase in poultry processing rates there has been a corresponding increase in wastewater pollutant concentrations. Despite mechanical improvements in wastewater treatment, many poultry processors continue to pay unnecessarily high fees for municipal water discharges. $100-million-annual processor, Michigan Turkey Producers, in conjunction with Lyco Manufacturing, has set up a ...


    By Lyco Manufacturing, Inc.

  • Two-stage anaerobic fluidized-bed membrane bioreactor treatment of settled domestic wastewater

    A two-stage anaerobic fluidized-bed membrane bioreactor (SAF-MBR) system was applied for the treatment of primary-settled domestic wastewater that was further pre-treated by either 10 μm filtration or 1 mm screening. While the different pre-treatment options resulted in different influent qualities, the effluent qualities were quite similar. In both cases at a total hydraulic retention ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Processing Wastewater Sludge Using Dewatering Containers

    The relative cost of dewatering equipment varies widely and is directly related to the processing rate. For smaller utilities that need to dewater sludge in batches, dewatering containers are an alternative that can be relatively inexpensive and simple when compared to other technologies on the market. The most common type of dewatering container is based on a roll-off box design, although any ...


    By Flo Trend® Systems, Inc.

  • Cold weather ammonia reduction in municipal/industrial treatment plant case study

    Problem During cold weather this municipal wastewater treatment plant with a high percentage of industrial flow from food processing and electronics manufacturing suffered from high ammonia loadings. As temperatures dropped the plant lost nitrification. The objective of this full-scale product application program was to reestablish ammonia oxidation and reduce ammonia-nitrogen in the lagoon ...


    By Bioscience, Inc.

  • Overcoming Onsite Reuse Woes

    The buzz words “water reuse” are very pervasive in today’s culture.  Everyday we receive newspapers, e-newsletters and conference announcements that speak of drought, water shortages, global warming, discharge prohibitions and conservation.  The wastewater treatment plant at one Midwest municipality has proactively demonstrated its determination to do its conservation duty by reusing up ...


    By Orival, Inc.

  • Jail waste streams provide unusual challenges to typical industry equipment

    Arlat ‘TS’ Filter Screen proves itself equal to the challenge. Unusually high volume of solids and the wide variety of materials in waste streams from correctional institutions provide unique challenges to today’s typical wastewater equipment. In recent years, the state of Virginia has installed five ARLAT ‘TS’ Filter Screens in correctional institutions. They use the screens to remove ...

  • Reconstruction of a constructed wetland with horizontal subsurface flow after 18 years of operation

    The constructed wetland (CW) for 326 PE with horizontal subsurface flow at Kotenčice, Central Bohemia, Czech Republic, was built in 1994. Despite the relatively high efficiency of the CW, the filtration beds suffered from clogging, and therefore it was decided in 2011 to rebuild the whole system. The new treatment system was built as an experimental system consisting of four different ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A Comparison of Operating Strategies – Chlorine vs UV

    ABSTRACTCity of Scott’s Valley owns and operates a 1.5 mgd activated sludge wastewater treatment plant. Currently about 0.3 mgd of the secondary effluent is diverted to the recycled water facility. Two chlorine disinfection alternatives (both using liquid sodium hypochlorite) and UV disinfection were considered to all the facility to achieve high level (Title 22) disinfection requirements from ...

  • Case study - Built for generations

    When building a wastewater treatment facility in 1984 officials in a Wisconsin village decided on an oxidation ditch design and chose Aire-O2®Aspirator aerators based on their flexibility and energy efficiency. Today, several of those aerators are still in use and the treatment facility operates at even more ...

  • Renewable energy marketplace

    ALLU Group markets two types of equipment for use in biomass energy operations. The ALLU Screener Crusher bucket attaches to a front-end loader. The bucket is designed to aerate, crush, screen and mix at one time. The Screener Crusher has a rigid steel frame, onto which horizontally rotating screening and crushing drums are mounted. All the drums rotate in the same direction. There are several ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Mixed waste composting trends

    It's been about 25 years since vendors started marketing systems to process mixed municipal solid waste via composting in the U.S. Today, there are 13 plants, most fulfilling their niche in the communities they serve - whether managing MSW in high tourism areas, or processing residual organics from materials recovery facilities. Table 1 provides summary data on the 13 facilities. While we did not ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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