wastewater treatment biofilter Articles

  • Small domestic wastewater treatment using waste materials

    Phosphorus pollution of groundwater from small wastewater system is often considered as a major threat for aquatic habitats. Recirculating biofilters are often used to treat small wastewater systems without significant removal of phosphorus. In this paper, a low-cost waste material (dried alum residual) in pre-treated effluents from recirculating biofilters was examined. Two different types of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Performance of a biofilter system with agave fiber filter media for municipal wastewater treatment

    Agave plants grow in semi-arid regions and are used for mescal production. However, agave fiber by-products are considered waste materials. Thus, we tested agave fiber as a filter media and biofilm material carrier for removing pollutants from municipal wastewater. Three laboratory-scale biofiltration reactors were used in two trials with five hydraulic loading rates (HLRs = 0.27, 0.54, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Longer Life For Biofilters

    Biofilters are the odor control system of choice at composting facilities. Despite similar capital costs, the biofilters are generally less costly to operate than chemical scrubbers. The key to keeping operating costs in check, however, is to get the maximum use out of the biofilter media, thus avoiding the time and money needed to do media replacements. Allen Boyette, senior engineer and manager ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biofilters vs Asdorption

    In the last three decades biological technologies have emerged as a sustainable and economically-viable alternative compared to traditional techniques like adsorption/absorption for purifying gases. They were well-received initially in the industry and interesting products with good results were carried out for several years. However, owing to a series of reasons that will be detailed in this ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Wastewater Treatment Kipawa Eagle Village - First Nation - 2001

    Since January 2001, a BIOSORTM system has been treating Wastewater of the first nation Kipawa, a community of 680 inhabitants in Western Quebec. Stable performance, ease of operation, low maintenance and robustness provided with a BIOSORTM process make it a very satisfying solution for this client. Overview Inhabitants: 680 Design Flow: 125 m3/d ...


    By H2O Innovation

  • A Submerged Attached Growth Bioreactor for Decentralized Wastewater Treatment

    ABSTRACTThe Amphidrome® process is a submerged attached growth bioreactor (SAGB) that has been used in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island and New Jersey for decentralized wastewater treatment systems ranging in size from 440 gpd to 150,000 gpd. The two primary advantages of a SAGB are the small volume requirement and the elimination of downstream clarification. Five years of data from four ...

  • Wastewater treatment plant odor control - Case Study

    Client: Karcher Creek JWWTF in Port Orchard, Washington Facility:  A Wastewater Treatment Plant (WTP) located in a scenic and residential area Problem: How to eliminate wastewater odors with limited space available. Decision: The decision was to build a BOHN BIOFILTER system on the roof of a mixing ...

  • Biological wastewater treatment Dalian, China

    To manage the demands set for the plant, a biological treatment with fixed bed was chosen. The water first undergoes pre-treatment by screening and grit/grease removal. Primary sedimentation is done in 4 tanks with lamellar sedimentation.   The first step in the biological treatment consists of BOD, COD and SS ...


    By Filtralite - Leca Norge As

  • Mesquite wood chips (Prosopis) as filter media in a biofilter system for municipal wastewater treatment

    The biofiltration system over organic bed (BFOB) uses organic filter material (OFM) to treat municipal wastewater (MWW). This study evaluated the performance of a BFOB system employing mesquite wood chips (Prosopis) as OFM. It also evaluated the effect of hydraulic loading rates (HLRs) in order to achieve the operational parameters required to remove organic matter, suspended material, and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biological treatment of pharmaceutical wastewater from the antibiotics industry

    Pharmaceutical wastewater generated by an antibiotics (penicillin) company was treated by aerobic membrane bioreactors (MBRs) and sequencing batch reactors (SBRs). At a low organic loading rate of 0.22 kg-COD m−3d−1, both types of reactors were capable of treating the wastewater such that the treated effluent met the discharge regulation except for the total dissolved ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Performance evaluation of an aerobic biofilter with high organics containing synthetic wastewater

    The organics removal performance of a lab-scale aerobic biofilter of volume 0.6 L was studied using synthetic wastewater and waste automobile tyre-tube beads as media. The column study was performed under Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) in the range of 500-1500 mg/L at an empty bed contact time (EBCT) of 2 h. The treatability constant at 27°C was found to be 41.963. A maximum COD removal efficiency ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Evaluation of sanitation and wastewater treatment technologies: case studies from India

    This paper reports about the results of an evaluation of selected sanitation systems in India. The following sanitation systems were evaluated: septic tanks, communal Ecosan systems, biogas toilets, solid immobilized biofilters, multiple stage filtration and decentralized wastewater treatment systems (DEWATS). The evaluation has been based on an initial assessment looking at whether the systems ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Footprints and Capital Costs Reduction for Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems - a Novel Dual Media Recirculating Biofilters

     ABSTRACT The purpose of this study was to develop a dual media filter bed design for recirculating biofilters (RBFs) for achieving high level treatment to meet the strict wastewater discharge regulations. Five types of filter media were applied in the bench scale RBFs, including two single media (crushed glass or CG, geotextile or GT), and three dual media with CG and GT at different ...

  • Evaluation of the absorption bed`s efficiency under the Ecoflo Biofilter

    The Ecoflo Biofilter is a wastewater treatment system designed for the sanitary drainage of decentralized dwellings. Preceded by a scptic tank, the chain of treatment comprises a biofiltration unit and a polishing field allowing the treated wastewater to be absorbed by the rcceptor ground. The Ecoflo Biofilter performances have been evaluated by numerous organizations (MDDEP, BNQ, NSF, CSTB, ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • On-line monitoring of active biomass concentration in wastewater treatment plant using a potentiometric microbial biosensor

    A conductometric method was developed for the quantification of microbial biomass, required for monitoring the operational condition of wastewater treatment plant. The conductometric microbial biomass measurement has been shown to be reproducible with respect to the data obtained over a ...

  • Review of Biofiltration - Effect of Support Media on Biofilter Performance

    Technologies for removal of hazardous pollutants from air have gained increased importance following the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA). Biofiltration is an emerging and attractive technology for the removal of volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) present at low concentrations in air. Traditional VOC removal technologies involve physical or chemical processes such as adsorption, condensation, ...


    By PRD Tech, Inc.

  • A novel anoxic–aerobic biofilter process using new composite packing material for the treatment of rural domestic wastewater

    A pilot scale experiment was conducted to evaluate the characteristics of contaminants removal in a continuously two-stage biological process composed of an anoxic biofilter (AF) and an biological aerated filter (BAF). This novel process was developed by introducing new composite packing material (MZF) into bioreactors to treat rural domestic wastewater. A comparative study conducted by the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aerated biofilter with seasonally varied operation modes for the production of irrigation water

    Water reuse for agricultural irrigation can contribute to the conservation of valuable water resources and opens the possibility to reuse the wastewater's nutrients (N and P) at the same time. As irrigation is usually limited to vegetation periods, effluent requirements for treated wastewater may vary seasonally. A process concept for wastewater treatment with variable operation modes for the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Enhanced physicochemical-biological sewage treatment process in cold regions

    Biological treatment processes give relatively poor pollutant removal efficiencies in cold regions because microbial activity is inhibited at low temperatures. We developed an enhanced physicochemical-biological wastewater treatment process that involves micro-membrane filtration, anaerobic biofilter, and aerobic biofilter to improve the pollutant removal efficiencies that can be achieved under ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biotreatment of waste gas containing pyridine in a novel rotating rope biofilter

    A novel Rotating Rope Biofilter (RRB) has been developed especially for the treatment of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) at higher loadings and characterised by high volatility along with high water solubility. The RRB provides a higher interfacial area (per unit reactor liquid volume) along with high oxygen mass transfer rate, greater microbial culture stability, and consequently higher ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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