Passive Water Treatment Articles

  • Case Study - Wiggins Road Water Purification Works

    ASW Engineering, a supplier of water treatment systems in southern Africa, was awarded the contract by Umgeni Water to refurbish 12 twin-cell rapid gravity sand filters. The company’s initial assessment of the problem was that the sealing between the filter nozzle sleeves and the concrete panels, and the sealant used in between the precast slabs of the filter floor, had deteriorated due to ...


    By Cadar Ltd.

  • Treatment of Cyanide Bearing Wastewaters

    Water Innovations utilizes a 2-stage Cyanide Oxidation (CN) system that can treat from 2 GPM to 10 GPM. In the first stage of treatment, hypochlorite oxidizes cyanide to cyanate. It consists of two double-wall “Batch” Cyanide Oxidation Tank and an accumulation tank for cyanide-bearing rinse water, each tank equipped with one mixer. Wastewater containing cyanide will be pumped or flow ...


    By Water Innovations, Inc

  • What is a wastewater treatment system and how does it work?

    For industrial companies producing wastewater as part of it’s process, some type of wastewater treatment system is usually necessary to ensure safety precautions and discharge regulations are met. The most appropriate wastewater treatment system will help the facility avoid harming the environment, human health, and a facility’s process or products (especially if the wastewater ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Mine backfill

    Mine backfill is defined as the material used to fill the cavities (i.e., stopes) created by underground mining. Backfilling can be a means to dispose of sludge and/ or tailings which may contain hazardous materials and to reduce surface environmental impacts by storing tailings underground. Alternately, backfilling with nonhazardous materials can allow for mining productivity improvements. To ...


    By WesTech Engineering, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Bayview Community - Wastewater Treatment System

    Formed just after the Civil War, “Bayview” is a 300 year‐old predominately African American community. The residents of the community organized and created the Bayview Citizens for Social Justice In 1998. The group formed partnerships to improve the lives of the community by installing a water and wastewater treatment system. Funding came from multiple Federal. State and County ...


    By Bio-Microbics, Inc.

  • Passive Wastewater Treatment System Introduced to Colorado - Case Study

    After a homeowner’s septic system failed on a small lot and the homeowner was faced with a large bill for a new system, Virgil Russon of Greeley, Colo., looked for a solution. He did extensive research for alternatives to pipe and stone, and found Advanced Enviro-Septic (AES). The AES System provides advanced treatment of septic effluent to tertiary quality, is completely passive with no ...

  • Food Manufacturing Wastewater Treatment

    Facility Background The new YIBO, Inc. facility in Warrenton MO is the firm's first US production plant. Using state of the art equipment they will manufacture 26 varieties of soy sauce products for the commercial market. Five gallon containers will be distributed nationwide. As a discharge requirement the local POTW requested a wastewater plant for effluent control prior to ...


    By Auquix, LLC

  • 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

  • Effect of algal recycling rate on the performance of Pediastrum boryanum dominated wastewater treatment high rate algal pond

    Recycling a portion of gravity harvested algae promoted the dominance of a rapidly settling colonial alga, Pediastrum boryanum (P. boryanum) and improved both biomass productivity and settleability in High Rate Algal Pond (HRAP) treating domestic wastewater. The effect of algal recycling rate on HRAP performance was investigated using 12 replicate mesocosms (18 L) that were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater Level Measurement Techniques

    Level monitoring and control is a fundamental requirement in any wastewater treatment process. You will find level instrumentation installed at even the simplest treatment plants for pump control, chemical storage tanks and process level controls or alarms. Operators have only limited or emergency control over treatment plant influent, so level controls and instrumentation play an important role ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Municipal Bloomingdale, MI USA - Case Study

    Project Name: Bloomingdale WWTP Upgrade Location: Bloomingdale, MI USA Type of Plant: Municipal - Nitrification Technology Used: Biowater CMFF Biomedia Used: Biowater BWT-X Operational Since: 2013 The Challenge Bloomingdale’s existing wastewater ...


    By Biowater Technology

  • Municipal Innbygda, Norway case study

    Project Name: Innbygda WWTP Location: Trysil, Norway Type of Plant: Municipal Technology Used: CFAS + DAF Separation (chemical precipitation of P) Operational Since: November 2010 The Challenge the municipality of trysil is home to the largest ski resort in scandanavia. due to ...


    By Biowater Technology

  • Profile: Performance of diatomite/iron oxide modified nonwoven membrane used in membrane bioreactor process for wastewater reclamation

    MBR technology has obvious advantages over conventional activated sludge process such as high pollutant removal efficiency, complete solid–liquid separation and little sludge waste. However, high membrane cost, intensive energy consumption and serious membrane fouling limited its wide application. Therefore, low-cost filters, such as nonwoven, mesh and filter cloth have been applied to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Auto parts manufacturer reduces coolant purchase costs and eliminates used coolant disposal in first 12 months case study

    Challenge When Ogura Corporation, a Detroit based parts manufacturer, was faced with the dilemma of excessive coolant consumption, PRAB’s Fluid Filtration division was able to offer the optimal solution: Coolant Recycling. Ogura’s primary business activity is the manufacture of air conditioner parts for the automotive industry. One of their major customers is the Ford ...


    By PRAB, Inc

  • Biofilm formation and permeate quality improvement in Gravity Driven Membrane ultrafiltration

    The effects of biofilm development on ultrafiltration membranes with regard to permeate stability and permeation rates were investigated using Gravity Driven Membrane (GDM) filtration. The first part of the study aimed at evaluating the influence of the biofilm on permeate flux quality and quantity with regard to Assimilable Organic Carbon (AOC) degradation. In addition, two types of biological ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Innovative Multi-Media Filter – Continuous Backwash Filter

    The disadvantages of conventional MMF based pretreatment Conventional pretreatment is based on multimedia filters (MMF) implemented in large scale desalination plants. Although this filtration method is well proven and provides reliable filtration efficiency, it conceals an inherent drawback, the disadvantages of which relate mainly to the backwashing mechanism. The ...


    By IDE Technologies

  • Town of St. Marys Wastewater Treatment facility, Ontario, Canada case study

    Summary of Field Trials for Bio Organic Catalyst 1. Bio-Organic Catalyst Technology Description Bio-Organic Catalyst [BOC] is a concentrated liquid that contains patented amphiphilic molecules or surfactant. The organic catalyst contains no bacteria and is a nontoxic and biodegradable product. The functional mechanism is attributed to the ...


    By EcoJump LLC

  • Wastewater-Primary Treatment

    Primary Treatment is defined as a wastewater treatment process that takes place in a rectangular or circular tank and allows those substances in wastewater that readily settle or float to be separated from the water being treated. This process achieves solids separation. The solids readily available to settle to achieve sedimentation will do so in a settling tank referred as a clarifier. On the ...

  • Role of primary sedimentation on plant-wide energy recovery and carbon footprint

    The goal of this paper is to show the effect of primary sedimentation on the chemical oxygen demand (COD) and solids fractionation and consequently on the carbonaceous and energy footprints of wastewater treatment processes. Using a simple rational procedure for COD and solids fraction quantification, we quantify the effects of varying fractions on CO2 and CO2-equivalent mass flows, ...


    By IWA Publishing

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