wastewater treatment media Articles

  • Decentralized Wastewater Treatment

    An application used worldwide, now growing in US to address the needs of small communities and developments Conventional sewer operations managed by small communities provide centralized treatment of wastewater of which residents are accustomed. But the expense of operating these systems as they expand with miles and miles of sewer lines is staggering. Expanding sewer line infrastructure, ...


    By BioMicrobics, Inc.

  • Introducting a New Media for Fixed-Film Treatment in Decentralized Wastewater Systems

    ABSTRACTBoth naturally occurring and artificial media have been used to treat wastewater in small community settings. Systems using naturally occurring media include sand filters and peatbased biofilters. Artificial media include open cell foam, textiles, and plastics. All the above operate as fixed-film systems, in that attached growth microorganisms are encouraged to colonize and reproduce in ...

  • Haugslia wastewater treatment, Norway

    Haugslia is a cluster of high standard holiday homes in Voss municipal in Hordaland. 50 of these holiday homes are connected to the treatment plant. These 50 holiday homes give a dimensioning flow of: Qdim = 68 m3/day.The treatment plant was built in 2004. Filter media used in this plant:  800 m3   Filtralite® P 0-4 mm132 m3   Filtralite® NC 4-10 mm72 ...


    By Filtralite - Leca Norge As

  • 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

  • Wastewater Treatment in Turbo Mode

    Sulzer turbocompressors type ABS HST are successful in wastewater treatment. Today, 2000 units are installed around the world—for example, in municipal plants like in the city of Sögel, Germany. Here, the turbocompressors not only reduced the operating costs but also helped the plant to cope with load fluctuations. The secret behind this success is an advanced design with proven ...


    By Sulzer Ltd.

  • Practical Applications of Static Low Density Media Filters for Use in the Treatment of Domestic Wastewater

    ABSTRACTIn the treatment of domestic wastewater, both biological and physical contaminant removal mechanisms must occur to facilitate compliance with NPDES permit discharge requirements. Static low density media (SLDM) filters can be used to perform both of these duties allowing for the consolidation of various unit operations into one component. Previous studies have shown that both organic and ...

  • 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

  • Treatment of wastewater from a school in a decentralized filtration system by percolation over organic packing media

    Based on results obtained in the laboratory a WWTP composed of a septic tank and an aerated percolating filter packed with organic media was built for a school. The system can treat 18 m3 d−1 and was operated with a hydraulic loading rate of 0.078 (m3 m−2 d−1). For 360 days different operational conditions including start-up; stabilization; operation with aeration and non aeration; effect of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sequential UASB and dual media packed-bed reactors for domestic wastewater treatment – experiment and simulation

    A wastewater treatment system composed of an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor followed by a packed-bed reactor (PBR) filled with Sorbulite® and Polonite® filter material was tested in a laboratory bench-scale experiment. The system was operated for 50 weeks and achieved very efficient total phosphorus (P) removal (99%), 7-day biochemical oxygen demand removal (99%) and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • From Wastewater Treatment to Sweet Pineapples

    In wastewater treatment, ammonia that is removed from sewage used to be discharged directly to the atmosphere. Nowadays, studies have identified that ammonia emissions are of major concern to air quality. This has led to a new way of thinking. Sulzer offers modern closed-air-loop systems for wastewater treatment that transform ammonia into a common soil fertilizer. This reuse of a waste product ...


    By Sulzer Ltd.

  • Airlift bioreactors: Application to wastewater treatment

    After an introductory review, this paper presents a three-phase reactor fluid dynamic model that is used in the development of a generic process for upgrading existing wastewater treatment plants (WWT). The aim is to incorporate nitrification and de-nitrification without additional reactor volume. The core of the process consists of an attached growth airlift reactor (AGAR) in which a biomass ...

  • Wastewater Treatment Municipality Of Saint-Claude

    In Quebec, the municipalities must make sure that their rejections of sewerachieve the goals applied to the receiving medium. The Rotating BiologicalReactor (RBR), developed by the biological processes division of H2OInnovation, showed its effectiveness during more than one year testingproject, which contribute to the obtaining of the Standard Technology (CF-1) certification allowed by the Quebec ...


    By H2O Innovation

  • Enhancement of organic and nitrogen removal in up-flow floating filter media reactor for piggery wastewater treatment

    Integrated up-flow floating media system utilised sponge cube floating bed for microbial attachment and suspended solid clarification. The first reactor was operated under anaerobic condition where high organic removal of more than 85% was reached. It was followed by anoxic/aerobic floating media reactors or chemical coagulation/air stripping units. When biological post treatment was employed, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Metals & Finishing Industrial Wastewater Treatment

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Success Stories Metals and Finishing Industrial Wastewater Treatment Aircraft Components - 80% Cost Reduction ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Biofilm Enables Streamlining of Wastewater Treatment

    Simultaneous nitrification and denitrification means wastewater treatment can take place in a single tank A membrane aerated biofilm reactor (MABR) is a revolutionary wastewater treatment and reuse solution that cuts the energy requirements of the aeration cycle by as ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 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

  • Wastewater treatment in an anaerobic filter using small lava stones as filter media without temperature control

    For their simplicity and using cheap support materials, biological filtration of municipal wastewater can be adequate for developing countries where the legislation is not as strict as in other countries, like the members of the European Union. Biological filters are fixed biomass reactors where the suspended pollutants can easily be retained and the dissolved substances can be transformed by ...


    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 ...

  • Regenerative thermal oxidizer - Wastewater treatment facility

    Epcon has extensive experience in designing and building Air Pollution Control Systems for the Wastewater Treatment Industry. The Problem The water treatment plant could no longer have open storage tanks to store industrial wastewater from the refineries in the area. They were emitting VOC's from their open storage tanks and were required to reduce their VOC emissions by ...


    By Epcon Industrial Systems, LP

  • Lauvåsen wastewater treatment in filter beds Norway

    Lauvåsen is a cluster of houses, holiday homes and a tourist resort in Sør-Fron municipal in Norway. 25 holiday homes, 3 houses and one tourist resort are connected to the treatment plant. This gives a dimensioning flow of: Qdim = 63 m3/day, a total of 284 pe. The treatment plant was built in 2002. Filter media used in this plant:  930 m3   Filtralite® P 0-4 mm270 ...


    By Filtralite - Leca Norge As

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