Activated Sludge Technologies for Treating Industrial Wastewaters

Design and Troubleshooting

W. Wesley Eckenfelder, Jr., D. Sc., P.E.
Joseph G. Cleary, P.E., BCEE, HDR|HydroQual

ISBN: 978-1-60595-019-8, ©2014, 234 pages, 6×9, SC

  • Technical information for using activated sludge to treat effluents from multiple industries
  • Covers virtually all traditional and advanced methods, as well as treatability and process modeling
  • New methods for removing U.S. and European regulated microconstituents, trace organics, active pharmaceutical ingredients and other contaminants
  • Explains advances in water reuse and plant retrofitting
  • Useful for in-house training

This comprehensive book presents critical information on the applications of activated sludge for treating industrial wastewaters, as well as other effluents that impact POTWs. The book offers details on how advances in activated sludge can be deployed to meet more stringent discharge limits by explaining many novel variations of activated sludge and offering technical guidance on process modeling and optimization. Special attention is given to emerging contaminants and water reuse strategies. Case studies are drawn from the pharma, food and shale gas industries. Based on short courses taught by the authors, as well as hundreds of hours of in-plant consulting, this book offers the tools to understand and modify the activated sludge process for superior and sustainable wastewater treatment.

Special Dedication

1. Introduction

  • References

2. Wastewater Characterization and Pretreatment Needs

  • Wastewater Characterization
  • Flow
  • Effluent Permit Limits
  • Pretreatment
  • References

3. Activated Sludge Process Principles

  • Microbiology
  • Food to Microorganism Ratio
  • Sludge Age
  • Plug Flow and Complete Mix
  • Kinetics
  • Temperature
  • Sludge Production
  • Oxygen Utilization
  • Nutrient Requirements
  • Acclimation
  • Bioinhibition
  • Final Clarification
  • Control of Activated Sludge Quality
  • Effluent Suspended Solids Control
  • Oxygen Transfer
  • References

4. Activated Sludge Process Technology Evolution and Trends

  • Plug-Flow Activated Sludge
  • Complete Mix-Activated Sludge
  • Extended Aeration
  • Aerated Lagoon
  • Oxidation Ditch
  • Sequencing Batch Reactor
  • High-Purity Oxygen System
  • Deep Shaft-Activated Sludge
  • BIOHOCH® Process
  • Powdered-Activated Carbon (PACT)
  • Modified Ludzack Ettinger (MLE) Process
  • Membrane Bioreactor (MBRs)
  • Moving Bed Bioreactor (MBBR)
  • BioMag and CoMag
  • NEREDA® Process
  • Thermophilic (AFCSM) Process
  • Integral Clarifier
  • Aeration and Oxygen Transfer Technologies
  • Ammonia and Nitrogen Removal Technologies
  • SHARON Process
  • ANAMMOX® Process
  • MAUREEN (Mainstream Autotrophic Recycle Enabling Enhanced N Removal)
  • Strass
  • Submerged Attached Growth Bioreactor (SAGB)
  • BABE (Bioaugmentation Batch Enhanced)
  • BAR (Bioaugmentation Regeneration/Reaeration)
  • Treatment of Industrial Wastewaters in Municipal-Activated Sludge Plants
  • Anaerobic Treatment
  • Available Technologies
  • Co-Digestion at POTW
  • Co-Treatment at POTW
  • References

5. Nitrogen Removal—Nitrification and Denitrification

  • Nitrification
  • Inhibition
  • Nitrification Design Procedure
  • Denitrification
  • Combined Nitrification and Denitrification Systems
  • Denitrification Design Procedure
  • References

6. Microconstituents Removal

  • Physical/Chemical Properties
  • Applicable Treatment Processes
  • References

7. Treatability Studies, Process Modeling and Troubleshooting

  • Treatability Studies
  • Continuous Flow Bench Scale Tests
  • Continuous Flow Pilot Scale Tests
  • Respirometry Tests
  • Process Modeling
  • Models for Fate of Constituents Through Treatment
  • Troubleshooting
  • References

8. Shale Gas Water Management

  • Introduction
  • Water Supply and Preparation
  • Flowback Water Quality and Quantity
  • Flowback Water Characteristics
  • Hydrofracturing Wastewater Disposition
  • Economics
  • References

9. Water Recycle and Reuse

  • Water Footprint
  • Water Balance
  • Quality Needs
  • Treatment Processes
  • Zero Liquid Discharge
  • References


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