Wastewater Monitoring Articles

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • How Do You Know If An Industrial Facility Needs a Wastewater Treatment System?

    Not properly treating wastewater can potentially harm the environment, human health, and a facility’s process or products (especially if the wastewater is being reused). It can also cause a company to incur heavy fines and possible legal action if wastewater is being improperly discharged into a POTW (publicly owned treatment works) or to the environment (usually under a National Pollutant ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Sizes of particles formed during municipal wastewater treatment

    Volumetric diameters Dv and specific surface area SpS of sludge particles formed during chemical coagulation and electrocoagulation of sewage were determined. The obtained aggregate-flocs differed substantially in both Dv and SpS values. The differences in Dv and SpS values of the analyzed particles were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comparison of different measurement methods of odour and odorants used in the odour impact assessment of wastewater treatment plants in Poland

    The aim of this study was to compare sensory and analytical methods used to measure odour and odorants concentrations for odour impact assessment on municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). A range of sources and odour or odorants concentrations were used to compare the methods. Four different odours and odorants measurement methods were compared: field olfactometry using Nasal Ranger® ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Investigating the impacts of extraneous water on wastewater treatment plants

    To demonstrate the effects of increased extraneous water on operation, purification, and energy efficiency, two wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) have been investigated in detail under the research project ‘Sealing of sewer pipes – Effects on the purification performance of WWTPs and their impact on the local water balance’. Both treatment plants, after evaluating and analyzing the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 2016 WWEM Success!

    This month we exhibited at the seventh Water, Wastewater and Environmental Monitoring (WWEM) Exhibition in Telford. WWEM is a focused event for companies and individuals who are involved with water, wastewater and environmental monitoring. The event was a great success, enabling our sales team to meet and catch up with over 150 of our ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • How to prepare your WWTP for cold weather

    Being proactive during cold weather can noticeably reduce wastewater treatment plant upsets While most people enjoy the cooler temperatures that come with fall, they can cause a well-running wastewater treatment plant to have issues almost overnight. Bacteria do not reduce BOD or reproduce as effectively during the colder months of the year. They generally favor temperatures between 68 and ...

  • Electrocatalytic degradation of bromocresol green wastewater on Ti/SnO2-RuO2 electrode

    Thermal decomposition method was employed to prepare a Ti/SnO2-RuO2 electrode, on which electrocatalytic degradation of bromocresol green (BCG) was investigated in detail. Scanning electron microscopy, an X-ray diffraction analyzer and an X-ray fluorescence spectrometer were adopted to characterize the morphology, crystal structure and element analysis of the as-prepared ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater from Viscose pulping process - Case Study

    In March 2012 HydroThane started a new project in collaboration with the multinational Lenzing AG, the global market leader in the production of man-made high-quality cellulose fibres. The project was intended for the company Lenzing Biocel Paskov (LBP) located in Czech Republic, which recently changed their technology to produce viscose pulp instead of paper. With this production change also ...


    By HydroThane STP BV

  • Evaluation of virus reduction efficiency in wastewater treatment unit processes as a credit value in the multiple-barrier system for wastewater reclamation and reuse

    The virus reduction efficiency of each unit process is commonly determined based on the ratio of virus concentration in influent to that in effluent of a unit, but the virus concentration in wastewater has often fallen below the analytical quantification limit, which does not allow us to calculate the concentration ratio at each sampling event. In this study, left-censored datasets of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treating wastewater as a resource

    A number of UK landfill operators are turning wastewater into a resource by utilising OTT monitoring and control systems to manage the irrigation of Willow crops (for renewable energy generation) with pre-treated effluent. Background Leachate from landfill sites represents a significant potential environmental liability, extending long into the future after a landfill site has ...

  • Co-treatment of old landfill leachate and municipal wastewater in sequencing batch reactor (SBR): effect of landfill leachate concentration

    Sequencing batch reactor (SBR) was assessed for direct co-treatment of old landfill leachate and municipal wastewater for chemical oxygen demand (COD), nutrients and turbidity removal. Nitrogen removal was achieved by sequential nitrification and denitrification under post-anoxic conditions. Initially, SBR operating conditions were optimized by varying hydraulic retention time (HRT) at 20% ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Real Time COD and BOD Monitoring in a Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant - Case Study

    Introduction A municipal Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) located in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) currently utilizes Biological Oxygen Demand (BOD) from a 24-hour composite sample to monitor their discharge to Lake Ontario and meet compliance standards. The Challenge The BOD method run on the 24-hour composite from the final effluent of the WWTP is a 5-day ...


    By MANTECH

  • Simultaneous UV-Vis spectrophotometric quantification of ternary basic dye mixtures by partial least squares and artificial neural networks

    One of the main difficulties in quantification of dyes in industrial wastewaters is the fact that dyes are usually in complex mixtures rather than being pure. Here we report the development of two rapid and powerful methods, partial least squares (PLS-1) and artificial neural network (ANN), for spectral resolution of a highly overlapping ternary dye system in the presence of interferences. To ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • PeCOD® Pulp and Paper Applications - Case Study

    The pulp and paper industry utilizes wood as raw material to produce pulp, paper, card board, and other cellulose based products. Pulp and paper mills produce large volumes of wastewater and residual sludge which presents a number of challenges with regards to treatment and discharge. Contaminants in pulp and paper waste streams often include effluent solids, sediments, absorbable organic halides ...


    By MANTECH

  • Monitoring Nitrates in Drinking Water and Wastewater

    Nitrate is present in high levels in wastewater due in part to the high nitrates present in human sewage but also from some types of industrial effluent entering the municipal sewer system. Nitrate is also a very common contaminant in both surface water and ground water. Nitrate occurs naturally in source water as a result of decaying plants. However, there are other manmade sources of ...


    By Real Tech Inc.

  • Case study - Biogas desulphurisation in the WWTP do Norte (Portugal)

    The Northern Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is one of the biggest in the central region of Portugal, servicing various municipalities. The infrastructure is located in the area of Coimbra, Leiria, taking up 6 hectares of land; it receives effluents from some 250,000 inhabitants across multiple municipalities. It has the capacity to treat around 38,000m3 of wastewater on a daily basis, 77% of ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Effect of high salinity on yeast activated sludge reactor operation

    Yeast activated sludge was developed and operated at salinities of 0, 15, 30, 45, and 60 g/l NaCl. The kinetics of the various sludges degrading a wastewater with glycerol as the carbon source were determined. Inhibition due to salinity was analyzed and it was found that the limiting concentration of NaCl is 120 g/l. Salinity affects the maximum growth rate of the sludge. Reactors were exposed ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving flow distribution in influent channels using computational fluid dynamics

    Although the flow distribution in an influent channel where the inflow is split into each treatment process in a wastewater treatment plant greatly affects the efficiency of the process, and a weir is the typical structure for the flow distribution, to the authors' knowledge, there is a paucity of research on the flow distribution in an open channel with a weir. In this study, the influent ...


    By IWA Publishing

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