Surface Aeration Articles

  • Achieve Performance Requirements by Combining Surface Aeration with Diffused Aeration Systems

    Aeration Industries International’s Aire-O2 Triton® can bring a struggling diffused air basin back up to speed quickly by adding oxygen capacity. Benefits of combining Aire-O2 Triton Aerators and Diffused Air Systems: Instant capacity (SOTR) increase without the need to interrupt production or drain the basin Increase aeration efficiency (SAE) with consistent ...

  • Case study - Mazzei aeration system solves lagoon odors and high maintenance problems

    The Problem: A large vegetable processing facility was experiencing problems with its lagoon surface aerators. The company’s treatment process includes a collection and screening assembly, two anaerobic stabilization ponds and a 40 million gallon aerated lagoon. The aeration lagoon is used for BOD reduction and polishing before the water is discharged to a near-by creek. Several surface ...

  • Case study - Cheese manufacturer gets aeration upgrade

    Largest Cheese Manufacturer in the UK Gets Aeration Upgrade Dairy Crest Davidstow Creamery in Camelford is the largest cheddar cheese manufacturer in the UK. The process of collecting and processing milk is a 24/7 operation, generating effluent round the clock and needing to be treated and disposed of continuously. Effluent from the cheese-making process contains high fat content and ...

  • 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 ...

  • Optimization of submerged depth of surface aerators for a carrousel oxidation ditch based on large eddy simulation with Smagorinsky model

    This paper is concerned with the simulation and experimental study of hydraulic characteristics in a pilot Carrousel oxidation ditch for the optimization of submerged depth ratio of surface aerators. The simulation was based on the large eddy simulation with the Smagorinsky model, and the velocity was monitored in the ditches with an acoustic Doppler velocimeter method. Comparisons of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Case study - Grade AA effluent

    After more than a decade of searching, CILAM Dairy finds its ideal aeration system For more than 40 years, CILAM (Compagnie Laitières des Mascareignes) Dairy has been involved in the development and processing of dairy products in Reunion Island, working closely with the cooperatives. The company produces milk, cheese, yogurt, ice cream ...

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

    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 The wastewater ...

  • Case study - Cost-efficient ditch provides a sustainable solution

    City needed a system that would weather the Upper Peninsula’s harsh winters This Wastewater Treatment Plant in Michigan sits on the shores of rugged and picturesque Lake Superior in the state’s Upper Peninsula. When the city needed to replace an aging system, they chose ...

  • Triton solves bulk of the problem case study

    The Dubai Investments Park (DIP) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) is located about 20 miles south of the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building. The oxidation ditch activated sludge plant recently found itself strained by filamentous sludge bulking likely caused by high organic loads, high summer temperatures and inevitable low dissolved oxygen. The problem was easily ...

  • Slowhill Copse UK Aerators - Case Study

    Slowhill Copse Marchwood WTW (Southampton, Hampshire) was originally constructed in the 1960's. The latest upgrade includes an improvement of the existing treatment process to meet the newest requirements. Landustrie supplied sixteen (4 per aeration lane) low speed surface aerators, type Landy-7 complete with drive units, bottom baffles and foundation plates. The Landy aerators dimension ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • Aire-O2 Triton Solves Bulking Problem

    The Dubai Investments Park (DIP) wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) is located about 20 miles south of the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building. The oxidation ditch activated sludge plant recently found itself strained by filamentous sludge bulking likely caused by high organic loads, high summer temperatures and inevitable low dissolved ...

  • The Challenge of Removing Surface (free-floating) Oil

    Imagine tackling your greatest production challenge quickly, easily and inexpensively. Now imagine tackling your greatest production challenge quickly, easily and inexpensively – and even generating a profit while doing so. For businesses and industries that deal with oil separation and removal, the solution does not need to be expensive or inefficient. In fact, the answer may be simpler ...


    By Oil Skimmers, Inc.

  • Estimation of shear stress working on submerged vertically set hollow fibre membrane in MBRs

    This study is aimed at elucidating the mechanism by which rising air bubbles induce shear stress on the surface of hollow fibre membranes in submerged membrane bioreactors (MBRs). Shear stress working on vertically set hollow fibre membrane surfaces caused by aeration was measured directly using a two-direction load sensor connected to one hollow fibre at the centre of the ‘vegetation’ of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Since 1984, mill reduces sludge, increases winter performance

    An over-all improvement in the basin’s flow pattern is evident . Problem This southern pulp and board mill faced the problem of an aging aeration system in its wastewater treatment lagoon. Maintenance was getting prohibitive on the 50 hp (37 kW) & 100 hp (75 kW) slow speed surface aerators, totaling 1,200 hp. 'New slow speed aerators were very expensive and maintenance was ...

  • AIRE-O2® Aerators tests number one in three critical areas

    Problem In 1986, this southern USA fine paper mill developed problems on start-up from a Christmas shut-down, requiring quick action to add efficient aeration to its 38 MGD (143,830 m 3) flow. Poor winter treatment, channeling throught the system, and high solids had also been problems. Since the company was committed to preserving the environment, it searched for the best aerators to meet its ...

  • Pulp and paper mill aerated lagoon phosphorus optimization

    The Domtar (formerly Weyerhaeuser) Kamloops, BC bleached Kraft pulp mill discharges treated process wastewater to the Thompson River. The River and downstream Kamloops Lake have historically been identified as nutrient sensitive, with phosphorus contributing to algal growth. The BC Ministry of the Environment required that the mill perform a phosphorus optimization study to minimize phosphorus ...

  • CFD predicitons in large mechanically aerated lagoons

    Optimization of the design and operation of large (>500,000 m3) mechanically aerated wastewater treatment lagoons (known as Aerated Stabilization Basins or ASBs) requires a thorough understanding of both the hydraulic and biological processes within the treatment volume. Complex three-dimensional flows existing within these lagoons are difficult to quantify by measurement or simplified analyses, ...

  • CFD predicitons in large mechanically aerated lagoons

     ABSTRACT Optimization of the design and operation of large (>500,000 m3) mechanically aerated wastewater treatment lagoons (known as Aerated Stabilization Basins or ASBs) requires a thorough understanding of both the hydraulic and biological processes within the treatment volume. Complex three-dimensional flows existing within these lagoons are difficult to quantify by measurement ...

  • Choosing Aeration Blowers

    Introduction Infrastructure spending in the United States has not kept pace with the population growth and many wastewater treatment plants are at peak capacity. The nation's wastewater systems and their ratepayers face a major challenge in funding the expansion, replacement, and maintenance of aging infrastructure over the next several decades. For this reason, plant engineers and ...


    By Kaeser Kompressoren GmbH

  • Influence of aeration and permeate flux on deposition of particulates on membrane surface

    In microfiltration, a deposit of foulant tends to form on the membrane surface and this usually controls the performance of the filtration process. This paper discusses the influence of physical parameters such as aeration and permeates flux on migration and deposition of above micron particles on the membrane surface. Kaolin clay suspension of particle 3.7–8▒μm with mean particle diameter 4.1▒μm ...


    By IWA Publishing

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