wastewater treatment monitor Articles

  • Radionuclides in wastewater treatment plants: monitoring of Sicilian plants

    Three Sicilian wastewater treatment plants were monitored to assess the occurrence and the behaviour of radionuclides. Two sampling campaigns (screening and long-term) were carried out during which liquid and solid samples have been analysed. It was found that 131I mostly occurred in the samples analysed during the screening campaign (43% of the analysed samples contained 131I). ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Monitors Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    Globally, little attention is paid to gaseous emissions from wastewater treatment processes. This contrasts greatly with the regulatory monitoring that is applied to the quality of water emissions from such facilities. However, in Helsinki, Finland, a large municipal wastewater treatment facility continuously monitors its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to help in the city’s efforts to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Comprehensive monitoring of appropriate wastewater treatment at national and global level

    Coordinator:Korea Environment Institute (KEI) Where: Palais des Congrès (Rez de Jardin Level)- PC 2 - Endoume 3 When: Thursday 15 March 1700 - 1900 Targeted audience: Policy makers, practitioners, service providers, civil society To build comprehensive monitoring system at national and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Guidance Manual for First Nations Wastewater Treatment Plant Monitoring

    XCG Consultants Ltd., was retained by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) and the Ontario First NationsTechnical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) to prepare a guidance manual for First Nations wastewater treatmentplant monitoring. The Guidance Manual was prepared to provide Ontario First Nations’ Wastewater Treatment Plant(WWTP) management and operations staff with guidelines for designing and ...


    By XCG Consultants Ltd.

  • The “Other Side” of Wastewater Treatment

    Peter Christou of Chimo Water & Wastewater Services Ltd. writes about his experience in the Antartica. I had no idea what to expect when I was asked to go to the McMurdo Research Station to help operate the wastewater and water treatment plants. All I knew about ...


    By Civeo Corporation

  • Wastewater treatment plant monitors Greenhouse Gas emissions - Case study

    Globally, little attention is paid to gaseous emissions from wastewater treatment processes. This contrasts greatly with the regulatory monitoring that is applied to the quality of water emissions from such facilities. However, in Helsinki, Finland, a large municipal wastewater treatment facility continuously monitors its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) to help in the city’s efforts to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • Application Focus: Biological Wastewater Treatment

    In knowing the size and health of the active biomass population in a wastewater treatment process, cause-and-effect relationships can then be established with process variables. If a change in the process is beneficial or detrimental to the population, ATP results will indicate to what degree the population is helped or harmed by the change. Since ATP measurements isolate the living population, ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Pollutant monitoring in sludge treatment wetlands

    Phragmites australis for sludge dewatering and stabilization processes have been widely proved. The presence of reeds, indeed, efficiently allows solids dewatering and organic matter stabilization in order to obtain a stabilised product that can be suitable for land application, even if its environmental impact has to be considered. The actual revision of the European Union's Working Document on ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Travels with Paul – Quarries and Wastewater Treatment Works

    We followed Paul’s visits in February so we could show you just what a Partech sales engineer does! The month started off in Romsey where Paul carried out a site survey at a very muddy quarry… Paul went to see if Partech could help with their flocculent dosing control. The Partech team are pretty certain they’ll be able to offer an excellent solution, but Paul went to lend a ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Biological wastewater treatment followed by physicochemical treatment for the removal of fluorinated surfactants

    Perfluorinated surfactants (PFS) have become compounds of high concern during the last decade. While “conventional surfactants” are degraded to a great extent in the biological wastewater treatment process, partly or perfluorinated surfactants are not only stable against biodegradation but also against oxidizing agents, they even resist OH-radical attacks. Our objectives were to eliminate the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Development of monitoring and evaluation system for wastewater issues in Palestine

    Wastewater is the main source of groundwater pollution if it is not properly collected and treated. In many parts of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank wastewater is collected through cesspits, while in other areas it is collected through networks and treated in central treatments plants. Collecting aggregate information on the level of indicators with concern to the wastewater issues (collection, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wastewater Monitoring Series, Part 2: The Use of 2nd Generation ATP Monitoring Systems

    In October, we featured Part I of a three-part series on "Getting a Handle on Living Biomass in Wastewater Treatment." Here, we present Part II of the series which focuses on a revolutionary breakthrough technology that uses Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) for the measurement of total microbiological content in a given sample. Through years of successful research, development, and field application, ...

  • Wastewater Monitoring Series, Part 1: Identifying the Gaps in Conventional Biomass Test Methods in Wastewater

    Biological wastewater treatment systems require living biomass to remove biodegradable contaminants from wastewater.  Effective treatment is directly dependent on the concentration of healthy biomass. It stands to reason that having an easy method to directly measure the quantity and quality of living biomass would be tremendously beneficial to the operation of biological wastewater ...

  • Excel Spreadsheets for Descriptive Statistics of Wastewater Treatment Plant Performance

    I would like to share with you simple Excel spreadsheets that we developed for doing descriptive statistics of wastewater treatment plant performance. They are very simple to use, and the user has only to fill in cells marked in yellow with information and monitoring data (copy from your own spreadsheet and paste as VALUES). The spreadsheets are entirely open (no macros or anything protected), ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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 ...

  • Biological treatment of colored wastewater by Streptomyces fulvissimus CKS 7

    This study aims to investigate the biological processes related to the biodegradable potential of growing microbial cells for contaminated water treatment. Thus, the use of the Streptomyces fulvissimus CKS 7 (CKS7) has been evaluated for decolorizing efficiency of a solution containing a cationic triphenylmethane dye, crystal violet. The color reduction was monitored by UV–Vis spectroscopic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The assessment of the coke wastewater treatment efficacy in rotating biological contractor

    Coke wastewater is known to be relatively difficult for biological treatment. Nonetheless, biofilm-based systems seem to be promising tool for such treatment. That is why a rotating biological contactor (RBC) system focused on the Anammox process was used in this study. The experiment was divided into two parts with synthetic and then real wastewater. It was proven that it is possible to treat ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Improving Biological Wastewater Treatment Process Control through ATP-Based Parameters

    ABSTRACTBiological wastewater treatment processes harness the ability of microorganisms to break down and assimilate organic compounds that, if left untreated, cause detriment to the environment. Although this process occurs naturally, engineered systems are used to accelerate the process by optimizing bioreactor conditions to promote higher-than-typical biomass concentrations, thus increasing ...

  • Chemical monitoring strategy for the assessment of advanced water treatment plant performance

    A pilot-scale plant was employed to validate the performance of a proposed full-scale advanced water treatment plant (AWTP) in Sydney, Australia. The primary aim of this study was to develop a chemical monitoring program that can demonstrate proper plant operation resulting in the removal of priority chemical constituents in the product water. The feed water quality to the pilot plant was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Cellular ATP – A Superior Measure of Active Biomass for Biological Wastewater Treatment Processes

    Biological wastewater treatment processes harness the ability of microorganisms to break down and assimilate organic compounds that, if left untreated, cause detriment to the environment. Although this process occurs naturally, engineered systems are used to accelerate the process by optimizing bioreactor conditions to promote higher-than-typical biomass concentrations, thus increasing the rate ...

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