Water Treatment Modeling Articles

  • Rotork’s RHS solves valve access issue at water treatment plant

    Recent rehabilitation at the drinking Water Treatment Plant #2 in Olathe, Kansas, USA, has included the installation of Rotork IQ3 intelligent electric valve actuators to replace electric actuators from another manufacturer. In the gravity filter plant, 18 butterfly valves are situated in an area beneath a walkway which made it difficult to access and operate the old actuators. With the new ...


    By Rotork

  • Nano-TiO2, ultrasound and sequential nano-TiO2/ultrasonic degradation of N-acetyl-para-aminophenol from aqueous solution

    The application of nano-TiO2 as adsorbent combined with ultrasound for the degradation of N-acetyl-para-aminophenol (AAP) from aqueous solution was investigated. The nano-TiO2 was characterized by means of powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), and attenuated total ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The case for increasing circular economy systems grows as resources dwindle

    New research from Yale University encourages discussions on how to implement circular economy systems on a larger scale Researchers at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, believe that circular economy systems are essential to our long-term survival on a planet with limited resources. While some large companies, including Google, Dell, Philips, and Unilever, and a few ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Numerical modelling of a three-phase internal air-lift circulating photocatalytic reactor

    The photocatalytic degradation process has been recognized as a low-cost, environmentally friendly and sustainable technology for water and wastewater treatment. As a key carrier of the photocatalytic process, the semiconductor TiO2 has been used in many studies. Analysis and modelling of hydrodynamics in the three-phase flow system can provide useful information for process design, operation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Control systems for olive mill wastewater treatment with ultrafiltration and nanofiltration membrane in series based on the boundary flux theory

    Proper membrane process design can be a difficult task to accomplish when fouling is present, and must be faced. Engineers usually consider the project variables concerning productivity and selectivity and follow these targets. However, in the presence of fouling, additional parameters must be considered, implying better knowledge of fouling phenomena. One possible solution to increase the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Greyline provides end-to-end solution for wastewater treatment plant - Case Study

    Wastewater treatment is a vitally important process. Just ask The Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal’s Assistant Chief Water and Sewer Operator, Eric Wemerman. “For a community to keep everyone’s trust, you want to make sure you’re operating a good system.” Eric continues “It’s important for health reasons, when people flush their toilets you need to get ...


    By Greyline Instruments Inc.

  • Study on COD removal mechanism and reaction kinetics of oilfield wastewater

    The chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal mechanism and reaction kinetics were mainly studied in the treatment of oilfield oily sewage containing polymer by three-dimensional electrode reactor. The results proved that the residual active oxides O3, H2O2, •OH and active chlorine in the system of electrochemical reaction could be effectively detected, and the COD removal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Automatic control of the effluent turbidity from a chemically enhanced primary treatment with microsieving

    For chemically enhanced primary treatment (CEPT) with microsieving, a feedback proportional integral controller combined with a feedforward compensator was used in large pilot scale to control effluent water turbidity to desired set points. The effluent water turbidity from the microsieve was maintained at various set points in the range 12–80 NTU basically independent for a number of studied ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Superheated water pretreatment combined with CO2 activation/regeneration of the exhausted activated carbon used in the treatment of industrial wastewater

    This paper examines a novel method of regenerating saturated activated carbon after adsorption of complex phenolic, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons with low energy consumption by using superheated water pretreatment combined with CO2 activation. The effects of the temperature of the superheated water, liquid–solid ratio, soaking time, activation temperature, activation time, and CO2 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effects and mechanistic aspects of absorbing organic compounds by coking coal

    Coal is a porous medium and natural absorbent. It can be used for its original purpose after adsorbing organic compounds, its value does not reduce and the pollutants are recycled, and then through systemic circulation of coking wastewater zero emissions can be achieved. Thus, a novel method of industrial organic wastewater treatment using adsorption on coal is introduced. Coking coal was used ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Optimisation of water treatment works performance using genetic algorithms

    Verified static and dynamic models of an operational works were used alongside Monte-Carlo conditions and non-dominated sorting genetic algorithm II (NGSAII) to optimise operational regimes. Static models were found to be more suitable for whole water treatment works optimisation modelling and offered the additional advantage of reduced computational burden. Static models were shown to predict ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Implementation of the anaerobic digestion model (ADM1) in the PHREEQC chemistry engine

    Anaerobic digestion is state-of-the-art technology to treat sludge and effluents from various industries. Modelling and optimisation of digestion operations can be advantageously performed using the anaerobic digestion model (ADM1) from the International Water Association. The ADM1, however, lacks a proper physico-chemical framework, which makes it difficult to consider wastewater of complex ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Adapted optimization model for planning regional wastewater systems: case study

    Wastewater systems are of crucial importance to the promotion of sustainable development. Through an integrated planning approach, the costs can be minimized and the resulting benefits maximized. A planning approach at regional level exploits the economies of scale, while achieving a better environmental performance. In this paper we set out a decision support approach for the planning of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Using business models in designing market-based solutions: the case of fluoride treatment systems

    This paper addresses how business models inform viability of different fluoride treatment technologies for developing countries as well as the pursuit of financial and operational sustainability. Excess fluoride concentrations in drinking water supplies negatively impact the health of communities living in fluoride affected regions of the world by causing dental and skeletal fluorosis and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • North Glasgow Integrated Water Management Strategy - Case Study

    Scotland, UK Scottish Canals, Glasgow City Council and Scottish Water Dec 2012 – Aug 2013 The Metropolitan Glasgow Strategic Drainage Partnership (MGSDP) commissioned AECOM to undertake a feasibility study investigating whether or not the Forth and Clyde canal should take surface water from North Glasgow as a means to supporting regeneration and development ...


    By XP Solutions

  • Modelling the Thatcham Flood - Case Study

    Overview On 20th July 2007, an unusual storm swept west across England along the approximate line of the M4 motorway. Thatcham, a town in Berkshire, was one of the worst affected. Many towns in England flooded that month from the Humber to Tewksbury. In fact there were 200 major floods worldwide in 2007 affecting 180 million people. Some of these floods were caused by rainfalls much more ...


    By XP Solutions

  • A comprehensive study on adsorption behavior of some azo dyes from aqueous solution onto different adsorbents

    One of the major environmental problems is the existence of dye materials in water sources. This pollutant must be removed from water by appropriate methods. Although most of these methods are efficient for the treatment of waters contaminated with dye pollutants, they are very costly and commercially unattractive. Adsorption is one of the most popular methods for the removal of dye pollutants ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Horizon and water treatment

    Horizon is an environment company focused on water treatment.In the latest years,with the improvement of industrial economy,water quality is becoming worse and worse.To prevent the pollution trend,our government has raised the standard of sewage discharge several times,so traditional process and technology of water treatment can’t apply for the environmental requirements and ...


    By Horizon Water Co., Ltd.

  • Waste Water Batch Treatment System

    Industrial Wastewater Treatment Batch Treatment Systems (BTS) are intended for lower daily volumes of wastewater typically less than 10,000 gallons per day and designed to “batch” treat wastewater from start to finish at one time. In a batch treatment system, a volume of wastewater is gathered, treated by chemical / physical / biological means, and discharged. Storage ...


    By Water Innovations, Inc

  • Water, energy, and food nexus: review of global implementation and simulation model development

    Water, energy, and food (WEF) have complex interconnections. Water is required to produce energy, while energy is needed for water extraction, treatment, and distribution. The food sector requires water and energy to produce food products, while fertilizer and pesticide from farmland have a negative impact on water quality; however, biomass is a potential alternative energy source. ...


    By IWA Publishing

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