Water Aeration Articles

  • Tech Tip: Deploying Sea-Bird CTD in Ice

    Large numbers of Sea-Bird conductivity instruments have been used in Arctic and Antarctic programs. Special accommodation to keep temperature, conductivity, oxygen, and optical sensors at or above 0° C is advised. Often, the CTD is brought inside protective doors between casts to achieve this. Conductivity Cell When freezing is possible, we ...

  • White Paper: Cyclical Aeration Control- Combining Aerobic & Anoxic Conditions in One Basin

    Increase Water Quality with Cyclical Aeration With increased effluent pollution restrictions on municipal wastewater treatment plants, cities are pressed to find ways to economically increase their effluent quality with little to no funding. Many new NPDES permits ...

  • Case study - California vineyard improves sludge movement with aeration

    Overview A California vineyard was faced with the challenge of meeting wastewater treatmentcompliance under a tight deadline defined by local regulators, while receiving ongoingodor complaints from the community. Challenges Extended periods of mismanagement from previous owners left the facility and the wastewater treatment system in disarray. ...

  • We purify our waste­ water optimally

    Holzkirchen wastewater treatment plant achieves a new milestone in energy efficiency with AERsmart The Holzkirchen wastewater treatment plant has a clearly stated objective: “We purify our wastewater optimally.” For the municipal wastewater treatment plant, located 40 kilometres south of Munich, there is a requirement to operate in a way that is as resource-efficient as ...

  • 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 ...

  • Case study - Increased capacity & stringent effluent limits met in a small footprint

    This Idaho Wastewater Treatment plant’s two existing single-ring oxidation ditches were facing increased flows and a new tougher phosphorus limit of less than 2.3 kg (5 lb) of total phosphorus per day. In addition to a tight budget, the small amount of land available also hampered the city’s options. The consultant’s evaluation confirmed fine-bubble aeration “would ...

  • 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 ...

  • Fighting Foam in Aeration Tanks

    Just like a poorly poured pint of beer can wreak havoc on your coffee table, excessive foam formation in aeration tanks can create operational challenges for both municipal and industrial treatment plant operators.  In municipal plants, foam formation is common during secondary treatment startup, as the young microbiology is unable to breakdown surfactants associated with soap, shampoo, ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Case Study - Estonian Cell - BCTMP Mill

    Wastewater generated at Estonian Cell The Aspen pulp mill Estonian Cell, part of Heinzel Group, rewarded HydroThane the contract as the technology supplier for their anaerobic treatment after having done extensive piloting in 2011. Since January 2014 the anaerobic treatment has been in operation, earning AS Estonian Cell both national and international recognition as being ...


    By HydroThane STP BV

  • First “True 8K” 120fps Dome Demo

    That was the headline that enticed me to fly to Toronto and the annual Giant Screen Cinema Association International Conference and Trade Show (GSCA). This event is all about the latest planetarium, IMax and other larger format curved screens – primarily in a dome or partial dome configuration. It attracts content creators, technology suppliers and operators of these theaters to see new ...


  • Why it is important to measure Dissolved Oxygen in aeration lanes

    Dissolved Oxygen is a key parameter in the efficient treatment of waste water during the secondary treatment stage; the point at which organic waste is oxidised to form carbon dioxide, water and nitrogen compounds. It is important to act on accurate ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Why it is important to measure Dissolved Oxygen in aeration lanes

    Dissolved Oxygen is a key parameter in the efficient treatment of waste water during the secondary treatment stage; the point at which organic waste is oxidised to form carbon dioxide, water and nitrogen compounds. It is important to act on accurate measurements of Dissolved Oxygen in activated sludge plants for the following reasons: To ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • The challenges and benefits of local air quality monitoring

    A new generation of air quality monitors is now being offered to provide localised, real-time air quality readings – but the potential benefit is only just starting to be realised. It is generally accepted that whilst measurements from air quality reference stations are highly accurate, they are not sufficiently location-specific. Key pollutants – such as NO2 and PM2.5 ...


    By AQMesh

  • 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 ...

  • Accessing Innovation Through Research and Development

    Accessing Innovation Through Research and Development Where there’s a problem there’s a solution, sometimes it just takes a little ingenuity to get there. When you’re in the business of providing solutions to municipal and industrial water resource recovery utilities, then it’s helpful to invest in ingenuity. For KLa Systems, a ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Case study - Aeration retrofit in Troy, Alabama

    Troy Alabama’s Wastewater Treatment Plant was faced with broken discs causing dropping dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in their oxidation ditch. Aeration Industries International was called to help improve DO. The plant rented a 40hp Aire-O2 Triton®.  As rotors continued to break,  an additional Triton was rented. After seeing the performance of the rental equipment, six ...

  • Improvement and prediction of OSA system performance in sludge reduction through integration with thermal and mechanical treatment

    The oxic–settling–anoxic (OSA) process is one of the sludge production reduction methods in the activated sludge process. In this method, sludge is stored in an anaerobic tank within the sludge return line before entrance into an aeration tank. Due to this method's flexibility in application to operating treatment plants and not being energy-consuming, its application is developing. In this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Electro-Fenton for control and removal of micropollutants – process optimization and energy efficiency

    The removal of micropollutants is an important environmental and health issue. Electro-Fenton offers an electrochemical advanced treatment that is particularly effective for the breakdown of aromatic contaminants. Due to the wide variety of chemicals, it is preferable to analyze model contaminants, such as phenol, when optimizing and assessing the efficacy of a novel treatment process. In this ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biofilm carriers / MBBR carrier media and their respective diffusion depth

    Within the biological wastewater treatment sector, it can increasingly be observed that biofilm carriers are applied in so-called Moving Bed Biofilm Reactors (MBBR). Thereby, the MBBR process is not only used to great success for the purification of domestic sewage but also in the sector of industrial wastewater and aquaculture systems. The availability of high-performance ...


    By Multi Umwelttechnologie AG

  • A realistic dynamic blower energy consumption model for wastewater applications

    At wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) aeration is the largest energy consumer. This high energy consumption requires an accurate assessment in view of plant optimization. Despite the ever increasing detail in process models, models for energy production still lack detail to enable a global optimization of WWTPs. A new dynamic model for a more accurate prediction of aeration energy costs in ...


    By IWA Publishing

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