wastewater treatment plant engineering Articles

  • 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

  • Online Chemical Oxygen Demand for Treatment Optimization - Case Study

    A wide variety of products are made in the chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries, that require large volumes of chemicals, materials, and substances that are used throughout process operations. Waste water from these facilities typically include contaminants, toxins, nutrients, and organic content that presents challenges with regards to treatment. A major UK based chemical ...


    By MANTECH

  • Columbia Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade

    John Dooley, director of utilities and engineering for the City of Columbia (US), talks about a USD40 million project for the city's Metropolitan Wastewater Treatment Plant. The capacity will increase to 150 million gallons/day (now 80 million gallons), and the pumping facility is to be relocated on the property. Requests for quotes are being prepared to be published soon. ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater Treatment Plants for the Textile Industry

    The textile industry demands a significant amount of water , especially in the dyeing process, giving as result a complex wastewater that requires particular attention. Panta Rei has built a strong experience in this sector, and over the years it has become our core business and our specific area of expertise. We have installed water and wastewater treatment plants for some of the largest ...


    By Panta Rei Srl

  • Class A Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant

    Settling Time Reduced From Twelve Hours to 30 minutes! This facility receives and treats oily wastewater from industrial clients. The water is treated with an initial oil/water separator, collected in a reaction tank where Floccin-J is used at a dosage of 325 lbs/18,000 gallons, then dewatered using a ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • A review of the detection, fate and effects of engineered nanomaterials in wastewater treatment plants

    Engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) are increasingly found in a wide range of products and processes, and consequently increasing loads are expected to reach wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). To better assess the potential risk of ENMs to the environment via input through WWTP effluents, this review considers ENM detection methods, fate in WWTPs and potential effects on biota exposed to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Optimisation PLANT A - Case Study

    Site Details: PLANT A, Co. Cavan, Ireland. Operator details: Undisclosed Description of Wastewater Treatment Facility: PLANT A is an activated sludge Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility which has inlet works followed by an oxidation ditch, secondary clarifier and a tertiary clarifier. Difficulties encountered on the WWTP ...


  • The rehabilitation of 43 year old waste lagoons

    In 1967 the City of Concordia, MO built a segmented lagoon system to handle the small town’s waste requirements. The main industry in Concordia is a Tyson renderings plant, and the lagoon system was designed to also handle that plant’s final waste and water polishing requirements. The lagoon system was a relatively standard design, consisting of an 18.7 acre primary lagoon, a 5.6 acre ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Perspectives on modelling micropollutants in wastewater treatment plants

    Models for predicting the fate of micropollutants (MPs) in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have been developed to provide engineers and decision-makers with tools that they can use to improve their understanding of, and evaluate how to optimize, the removal of MPs and determine their impact on the receiving waters. This paper provides an overview of such models, and discusses the impact of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Otis, MA municipal wastewater treatment plant information

    Small and rural communities generally find it difficult to assemble the resources to develop a traditional wastewater infrastructure.  Yet, without infrastructure it is difficult to enhance property values and economic development.  Decentralized wastewater treatment systems represent a low cost, low impact and high benefit solution.  Employing modular systems whose processes are ...


    By Aquapoint

  • Case study - Crystal lake wastewater treatment plant

    Challenge: The City of Crystal Lake is located about 45 miles northwest of Chicago with a population of nearly 45,000 people. Like many wastewater treatment plants, urban sprawl and suburban development puts the Crystal Lake Wastewater Treatment Plant near a host of commercial and residential neighbors, including a high school immediately west of the plant. Plant managers were very ...


    By OMI Industries (OMI)

  • Nakanojo wastewater treatment plant case study

    "We wonder why others don't use Volute." Nakanojo town, nestled along streams in Gunma prefecture, has seven wastewater treatment plants. Among them, Nakanojo wastewater treatment plant is the biggest municipal plant serving 5000 population equivalent. Nakanojo is the municipality where "Volute", originally intended for use in industrial applications, was installed for the ...


    By AMCON Inc.

  • Biomethane production at Ontario wastewater treatment plant

    The City of Hamilton is purifying biogas and injecting it into the grid, while continuing to generate power and recover heat from its CHP system. Hamilton, Ontario, has long been a leader in producing biogas from its sewage and storm water wastes. Half a century ago, the city of 520,000 began processing sludge from its sprawling Woodward Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant through anaerobic ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Monitors Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Globally, little attention is paid to gaseous emissions from wastewater treatment processes. This contrasts greatly with the regulatory monitoring that is applied to the quality of water emissions from such facilities. However, in Helsinki, Finland, a large municipal wastewater treatment facility continuously monitors its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to help in the city’s efforts to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Optimisation PLANT C - Case Study

    Site Details:: PLANT C Wastewater Treatment Works, Co. Cavan, Ireland. Operator details: Undisclosed Description of Wastewater Treatment Facility: PLANT C is a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility which uses a trickling filter and RBC for treatment of the wastewater and has tertiary treatment using a reed bed before final discharge. Plant consists of an ...


  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Optimisation PLANT B - Case Study

    Site Details: PLANT B, Co. Cavan, Ireland. Operator details: Undisclosed Description of Wastewater Treatment Facility: PLANT B is a Municipal wastewater treatment plant which has primary clarification followed by a splitter chamber where the flow is split between 2 trickling filters with plastic media and an RBC. These operate in parallel. The ...


  • Meat Processing Plant Wastewater

    Traditional Alum & Polymer versus Floccin 1106 The wastewater is currently being treated using conventional chemistry (alum and a polymer). The facility is paying surcharges due to levels of COD at 1,600 ppm and suspended solids TSS) at 500 ppm. The surcharge rates for the local POTW (Publicly Owned Treatment Works) are based on $0.42/lb for TSS and $0.18/lb. for COD. Based on ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

  • Long-term effects of engineered nanoparticles on enzyme activity and functional bacteria in wastewater treatment plants

    The pervasive use of engineered nanoparticles (NPs) in a wide range of fields raises concerns about their potential environmental impacts. Previous studies confirmed that some NPs had already entered wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Wastewater nutrient removal depends on the metabolisms of activated sludge bacteria and their related key enzymes. Therefore, this study compared the possible ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • Class A Wastewater Treatment Facility

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Case Study Class A Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant Settling Time Reduced From Twelve Hours to 30 minutes! This facility receives and treats oily wastewater from industrial clients. The water is treated with an initial oil/water separator, collected in a reaction tank where Floccin-J is used at a dosage of 325 lbs/18,000 gallons, then dewatered ...


    By Integrated Engineers Inc.

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