Passive Water Treatment Articles

  • Three dimensional digital analysis of 2,500 square kilometers of gravity and magnetic survey data, Bellefontaine Outlier area, Ohio

    Introduction The Bellefontaine Outlier area is a highland region of flat lying Devonian age rocks capped by varying amounts of glacial till. The area is entirely surrounded by a topographically flat and heavily glaciated area of flat lying older Silurian age rocks. The Outlier highlands also contains the highest point in Ohio, Campbell Hill, (1,549ft) which has an elevation 40 feet above it ...


    By RockWare, Inc.

  • Some unique solutions to water, wastewater challenges

    Challenges are not unique to water and wastewater treatment, but the challenges thrown at operators and managers often require equal parts of thoughtfulness and creativity, with dashes of patience and persistence. This is why the industries are “home to some of the most ingenious professionals to be found in any industry,” according to an editorial in Treatment Plant Operator. ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • 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.

  • Influence of the fetch parameter on results from empirical correlations for estimating odorous emissions at passive liquid surfaces

    Passive liquid surfaces in wastewater treatment plants may be potential sources of odorous emissions. This study investigates the occurrence and significance of deviations that may originate from the use of the effective diameter as fetch parameter in the empirical correlations utilised by the WATER9 model to estimate odorous emissions at passive liquid surfaces. A sensitivity analysis was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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.

  • 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 BIOMICROBICS, 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 Ltd.

  • 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

  • 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 AS

  • 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 AS

  • 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

  • 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

  • Gravity driven membrane filtration system to improve the water quality in rainwater tanks

    The characterisation of rainwater in metropolitan Sydney and in rural New South Wales was undertaken. The results showed that factors such as the lack of vehicular traffic, air pollution and urban contamination meant that rural rainwater water quality was better. The rain water collected in both metropolitan and rural areas generally complied with the 2004 Australian Drinking Water Guidelines ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant MSD of Buncombe County, NC

    The Metropolitan Sewerage District of Buncombe County was faced with high maintenance cost of existing equipment, poor reliability and increased incinerator cost. After extension research into dewatering options, it was determined that the most economical dewatering system was on-site dewatering with a belt filter press. BDP was the press of choice due to the 3DPTM belt filter press superior ...


    By BDP Industries

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Village of Rouses Point, NY

    The Village of Rouses Point has been a BDP customer since 1990 when they purchased a 1.0m BDP Model ‘E’. During the latest expansion of their facility, the plant evaluated various options for increasing the hydraulic throughput of their dewatering system. BDP was the press of choice due to the 3DPTM belt filter press superior performance, simplified room layout and first class ...


    By BDP Industries

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Town of Guilderland, NY

    The Town of Guilderland has been dependably served by a 1.5 meter BDP belt press since its installation in 1983. In 2004, the Town decided that an upgrade was necessary, and chose BDP due to their service and equipment reliability. The Town of Guilderland installed a 2.0 meter 3DPTM, and immediately experienced dryer cakes with higher throughput resulting in lower disposal costs. The 3DPTM was ...


    By BDP Industries

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