biochemical oxygen demand analysis Articles

  • A Water Quality Modeling Approach to Negotiating NPDES Wastewater Permits

    ABSTRACTJohnson County Wastewater (JCW) of Overland Park, Kansas operates two wastewater treatment plants on Indian Creek, the Douglas L. Smith Middle Basin WWTP (MB) and the Tomahawk Creek WWTP (TC), which discharges to Indian Creek about 7 creek miles downstream of the MB discharge location. In 2004, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) issued draft revisions to the NPDES ...

  • Performance evaluation of 388 full-scale waste stabilization pond systems with seven different configurations

    Waste stabilization ponds (WSPs) and their variants are one the most widely used wastewater treatment systems in the world. However, the scarcity of systematic performance data from full-scale plants has led to challenges associated with their design. The objective of this research was to assess the performance of 388 full-scale WSP systems located in Brazil, Ecuador, Bolivia and the United ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Investigating the Fundimental Basis for Selectors to Improve Activated Sludge Settling

    ABSTRACTAerobic, anoxic, and anaerobic selectors have become popular for controlling filamentous bulking in activated sludge systems; however, selectors are not always successful. Regression analyses of data collected from 44 full-scale wastewater treatment plants, with operating selectors, provided criteria for determining when selectors will and will not be successful. Anoxic selectors do not ...

  • The expanded Bed Biofilm reactor (EBBR) – an innovative Biofilm approach for tertiary nitrification

    ABSTRACT The expanded bed biofilm reactor (EBBR) was developed by Advanced Bioprocess Development Ltd. (ABD) to provide a compact tertiary nitrification process. In terms of performance, the EBBR can meet an NH3-N discharge of less than 1 mg/L at high volumetric loading rates (1.0 kg NH3-N/m3 expanded bed /day). This high rate results from a predominance of nitrifying bacteria immobilized as ...

  • Case study - Cost-saving solutions using Sievers InnovOx TOC analyzers - optimizing organic loading

    Cost Concern  A company’s inability to recognize real-time organic loading changes in their wastewater treatment plant could result in excessive charges from the local water utility. Company Challenge A production facility located in the U.S. Midwest currently controls the organic loading in their wastewater’s chemical treatment ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Municipality of Saint-Onésime- d’Ixworth, Quebec case study

    In Quebec, the municipalities must make sure that their rejections of sewer achieve the goals applied to the receiving medium. The Bio-fosseMC, developed by the biological processes division of H2O Innovation, showed its effectiveness during more than one year testing project, which contribute to the obtention of the standard Technology (CF-4) certification allowed by the Quebec Ministry of ...


    By H2O Innovation

  • 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

  • Municipality of Saint-Claude, Quebec case study

    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

  • Bioaugmentation in Sewer network reduces sludge production case study

    Sludge is an obvious by-product generated from the physical, chemical and biological treatment processes of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) as shown in Figure 1. Sludge management, which includes treatment, hauling, and disposal, is one of the biggest burdens facing municipal plants. The costs of sludge management account for 55% of the total WWTP operating cost and 35° o of the capital ...

  • WEFTEC’ 2013 Lagoon wastewater treatment using Innovative bioaugmentation technology case study

    Introduction and Problem Statement Lagoon wastewater treatment systems employ a combination of physical, chemical, and biological processes to treat wastewater. Lagoon wastewater treatment systems are simple, natural, energy efficient, and one of the most cost effective treatment options, especially for small and rural communities. Lagoon systems are easy to operate, require lower ...

  • Organics Monitoring: A Practical Guide

    Preventing product loss, lowering waste treatment costs, and reducing system maintenance and energy consumption through organics monitoring in the chemical, refining, food, and wastewater treatment industries. Summary Process water and steam condensate contamination includes organic, inorganic, and biological components. Sources of organic contamination include process ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • Rapid Portable Cross-Connection Detection by Sensitive Fluorescence Spectroscopy

    Abstract The implementation of dual reticulation systems for returning recycled water to the home for nonpotable use is now common in new Australian housing developments. Managing the associated public health risk requires consideration of the potential for crossconnections between recycled and potable water pipes. While current protocols for detection exist, they are time consuming and ...

  • Rapid portable cross-connection detection by sensitive fluorescence spectroscopy

    Abstract The implementation of dual reticulation systems for returning recycled water to the home for nonpotable use is now common in new Australian housing developments. Managing the associated public health risk requires consideration of the potential for crossconnections between recycled and potable water pipes. While current protocols for detection exist, they are time consuming and ...

  • UF Allows Use of RO for Power Plant’s Water Demineralization - Case Study

    PROJECT DETAILS LOCATION Buenos Aires, Argentina CUSTOMER Central Puerto Power Plant SOLUTION Complete Water Demineralization Plant TECHNOLOGIES Ultrafiltration, Reverse Osmosis, Continuous Electrodeionization A power plant in Buenos Aires needed to increase its ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • On-Site Food Waste Pretreatment

    Guide to equipment and systems for businesses, institutions and venues that manage food waste on-site. Businesses, institutions and venues that generate large volumes of food waste have an increasing number of options to manage this organics stream, starting with tools and knowledge to prevent and reduce what is generated in the first place, followed by donation of excess and prepared ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Optimizing Wastewater Treatment

    ' Growing volumes of both industrial and municipal wastewater are being discharged to surface waters but the treatment provided frequently is inadequate to protect the desired uses of the receiving waters. With limited resources in terms of both institutional capacity and finance, governments face difficult choices in optimizing their investments in municipal systems and establishing practical ...


    By The World Bank

  • Mission accomplished: plant and aeration upgrades to meet growth and lower energy use - Case Study

    In 2003 this Minnesota city began the process of upgrading its lagoon-based wastewater treatment facility (WWTF) into a new mechanical treatment facility. Nine years and two construction phases later, the city now has a fully operational facility and has upgraded its aeration system to lower energy and maintenance costs. Treatment Process ...

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