activated sludge operation training Articles

  • BM Respirometry benefits for activated sludge process management, research and training

    A biological process controlled by non-biological measurements? All treatment plant efficiencies are geared to the waste that they receive. The microorganisms found in the waste need food and oxygen to survive, the food is provided as soluble organic carbon in the waste stream and the oxygen is obtained through the aeration process in the treatment plant. Once a treatment plant ...


    By SURCIS, S.L.

  • A neural network approach for on-line fault detection of nitrogen sensors in alternated active sludge treatment plants

    In this paper, an effective strategy for fault detection of nitrogen sensors in alternated active sludge treatment plants is proposed and tested on a simulated set-up. It is based on two predictive neural networks, which are trained using a historical set of data collected during fault-free operation of a wastewater treatment plant and their ability to predict reduced (ammonium) and oxidized ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Faecal sludge management - Malaysia Philippines

    1. Overview and key points Malaysia has been recognised to have adopted a good sanitation model through the use legislative reforms and implementation models. A firm set of guidelines along with clear knowledge on the role played by every stakeholder, especially that of developers whose responsibility it is to construct their own wastewater treatment, enabled an increase in sanitation coverage ...


    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 ...

  • Newtown Creek Demonstration Project Wet Weather Operating Strategies

     ABSTRACT In 2004, the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment plant, designed for 310 mgd average daily flow (ADF) was operating under an interim permit with new secondary treatment permit limits scheduled to go into effect in January 2008. The facility is currently undergoing a plant-wide upgrade that includes increasing the biological treatment facilities by 50% (from two to three ...

  • BCTMP Mill effluent treatment plant

    Location: Slave Lake, Alberta Owner: Slave Lake Pulp Corporation Description: A greenfield 130,000 ADMT BCTMP mill using Aspen as wood furnish. The high strength effluent, with a BOD5 strength of up to 6,000 mg/L (35 t/d) and flow of 6,300 m3/d, is treated by a five day extended aeration activated sludge process. This represented the first ...


    By NovaTec Consultants Inc.

  • The Devil is in The Details: Full-Scale Optimization of the EBPR Process at the City of Las Vegas WPCF

    ABSTRACTTo optimize the enhanced biological phosphorus (P) removal (EBPR) at the City of Las Vegas’ Water Pollution Control Facility, the effects of dissolved oxygen (DO) level, hydraulic retention time in aeration basin and the operation mode of UCT versus A2O on phosphorus removal performance were investigated. DO levels in the range of 0.5 to 3.5 mg/L in the aeration basin did not have ...

  • A multi-parameter analyzer helps a Kentucky treatment plant step up to the plate and meet a new phosphorus limit in its permit

    In 2001, the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government West Hickman Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Nicholasville, Ky., was starting Phase II of its third upgrade since 1972, when the state imposed a phosphorus limit. Total phosphorus hovered around 6 mg/l, but the permit required 1 mg/l monthly average and 2 mg/l daily maximum from May through October. Engineers from Tetra-Tech, the ...

  • Case study - Pure oxygen injection pilot test

    Introduction: The Moccasin Bend WWTP uses pure oxygen produced by a cryogenic oxygen plant for activated sludge treatment of the influent waste stream, which consists of municipal and industrial wastes. The waste stream contains a high proportion of high strength industrial waste, which results in a typical COD loading of about 2000 mg/L, which is approximately four times the strength ...

  • Fairplay, CO - case study

    The Challenge The Fairplay Sanitation District was challenged in meeting their ammonia permit limits and wanted a process that would produce a stable effluent in a small footprint. Influent water temperatures were regularly recorded in between 6°C and 10°C. Due to these cold temperatures, nitrification was not being achieved on a consistent basis. Additionally, the District had to ...


  • Rehabilitation of the BNR Facilities at the Greenville Utilities Commision Wastewater Treament Plant

    ABSTRACTThe Greenville Utilities Commission Wastewater Treatment Plant (GUC WWTP) is a 17.5 mgd treatment plant designed to meet effluent total nitrogen and total phosphorus limits of 6.0 mg/L and 2.0 mg/L, respectively, through biological nutrient removal. The treatment plant is divided into two separate activated sludge systems; the north and south plants. The treatment plant has consistently ...

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