industrial wastewater aeration Articles

  • The principles of aeration and mixing utilizing process aerator technology

    Aeration and mixing are necessary elements for aerobic biological wastewater treatment processes to maintain a healthy, stabilized biological population and thus, insure optimal treatment of the wastewater assuming there is adequate contact time and substrate available. In the design of wastewater treatment plants, aeration typically involves supply of both oxygen and mixing. Aeration is a large ...

  • Updating a model of pulp and paper wastewater treatment in a partial-mix aerated stabilization basin system

    A relatively simple set of calculations was presented in 1994 to evaluate the effectiveness of each ASB cell as reactor, clarifier, and digester. The steady-state model, which incorporated estimates of solids settling and benthal feedback of BOD5 and nutrients, has been a reasonable diagnostic tool for municipal and industrial applications. Results have aided in understanding normal system ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aeration system improves mixing, oxygenation, & maintenance

    When its brush rotor system failed, the city of Franklin, LA, dccidcd to replace it with an Airc-02 Triton aeration/mixer system, which about equaled the ongoing costs of refurbishing die rotors. The aerators met all the city's needs and a year later, city officials purchased more of the aerators for its second ditch. Back in 2000, Franklin's wastewater treatment plant consisted of an activated ...

  • Case study - Industrial ASBR wastewater treatment facility, India

    This two (2) basin ASBR facility near Mumbai, receives a variety of industrial wastewaters collected from many factories and chemical production facilities. The 10,000 m3/d wastewater plant comprises flow metering, chemical treatment,  pH correction, flow splitting, flow equalization with aeration, chemical precipitation and lamella plate clarification, two (2) basin ASBR biological ...

  • Case study - Supplemental aeration nearly eliminates filamentous sludge bulking

    The Dubai Investments Park Wastewater Treatment plant in the United Arab Emirates faced challenges in their oxidation ditch due to filamentous sludge bulking, resulting in poor sludge settling in the secondary clarifier. Supplemental aeration was needed to eliminate the filamentous sludge bulking. Challenge: The oxidation ditch is treating an ...

  • Eliminating sludge islands in your wastewater lagoon

    Old municipal and industrial wastewater lagoons have the tendency to build islands of sludge at various locations around the lagoon. It is most common for older lagoons to build such islands wherever wastewater enters the lagoons. Of course, this is because the solids entering the lagoon have enough weight to fall out of the water as flow velocity is reduced, so the solids pile up just after ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • Comparing Shock Event Response Protocols for Wastewater Treatment Plants

    The wastewater treatment industry currently lacks a systematic framework of tested response guidelines and corrective action protocols to be implemented during and after toxic shock events.  The ability to respond to toxic spills, accidental and deliberate, necessitates a detailed compilation of probable process effect(s) from the contaminant(s), listing of potential corrective action ...

  • Treatability Studies of Anaerobic/Aerobic Tomato-Processing Wastewater Treatment Systems: Pilot vs. Bench

    ABSTRACTTomato-processing wastewaters generated from food-canning industry are typically considered difficult to biodegrade since they contain seed, skin and high particulate and colloidal fractions. A bench-scale and a pilot-scale anaerobic/aerobic system were evaluated and compared for the treatment of high-strength tomato-processing wastewater. The pilot-scale and bench-scale systems had ...

  • Case study - Built for generations

    When building a wastewater treatment facility in 1984 officials in a Wisconsin village decided on an oxidation ditch design and chose Aire-O2®Aspirator aerators based on their flexibility and energy efficiency. Today, several of those aerators are still in use and the treatment facility operates at even more ...

  • Designed for generations, water & wastes digest

    Nearly 25 years ago, the consulting engineering firm Banner & Associate, Inc. designed an efficient wastewater treatment facility for the city of Madison, S.D., that featured process control, flexibility and treatment efficiency while minimizing operating and maintenance costs. Key to the system was the aspirator aeration system that supplied reliable oxygenation and mixing to the oxidation ...

  • Case study - A Sustainable system to Weather all seasons case study

    Aerator upgrades help wastewater treatment plant survive cold Vermont winters More than two decades ago, cold Vermont winters brought a small Wastewater Treatment Facility to a halt with brush rotor icing problems. A major upgrade that included the Aire-O2® aspirator aeration system ...

  • Oxidation oval gets plenty of oxygen & mixing…guaranteed!

    Since 1984, the AIRE-O2® system has provided efficient oxygen transfer, good mixing, and easy maintenance even in severe winter conditions Problem This Midwestern, USA city wanted to replace an aging trickling filter system with a new, efficient wastewater treatment facility equipped to handle its future growth. Important factors in design were loading demand fluctuations, winter ...

  • Retrofitting a classic

    Process aerators update historic city’s treatment plant St. Augustine, Fla., was founded by the Europeans in 1565, making it the oldest city in the U.S. Despite its history, this Floridian city has combined graceful aging and environmental zeal into a perfect blend of sustainability. When this pristine community started experiencing problems with its wastewater ...

  • Case study - Oxidation oval gets plenty of oxygen & mixing

    Since 1984, the Aire-O2® system has provided efficient oxygen transfer, good mixing, and easy maintenance even in severe winter conditions Problem This Midwestern, USA city wanted to replace an aging trickling filter system with a new, efficient wastewater treatment facility equipped to handle its future growth. Important ...

  • Deep ditch minimizes footprint

    A goal of many communities in planning wastewater treatment facilities is to minimize the footprint, reducing land use. To reach this goal, a Chinese municipality built their oxidation ditch to deeper parameter depths than conventional designs but experienced serious process and mechanical issues. Officials found that not all aerators are equal. For tackling this deep ditch activated sludge ...

  • Water mixing in waste lagoons

    Man-made lagoons have been used worldwide for the treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater, it seems, forever. All waste lagoons were first designed and thoughtfully planned considering their locations, soil makeup, and waste reduction processes prior to being implemented. The biological process of organic waste reduction is always a consideration of waste lagoon designs. There are three ...


    By Reliant Water Technologies

  • `Hyperwaste Reduction` :Organics Recycling May Get Digested Look In Iowa

    CEDAR RAPIDS — with active support from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) — is optimistic about its new strategy to expand organics recycling. Under the leadership of executive director Dave Hogan, the Bluestem Solid Waste Agency, which serves the Cedar Rapids region, is presently composting 118,000 tons/year of yard trimmings and paper/pharmaceutical sludges. But Hogan is convinced ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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