The activated sludge process was developed in England in 1914. It was so named because it involved producing an activated mass of microorganisms capable of aerobically stabilizing the organic content of waste. Activated sludge is probably the most versatile of the biological treatment processes capable of producing an effluent with any desired BOD. The process has thus found wide application among domestic wastewater and industrial wastewater treatment.
Like the trickling filter, activated sludge is a biological contact process where bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and small organisms such as rotifers and nematode worms are commonly found. The bacteria are the most important group of microorganisms, for they are the ones responsible for the structural and functional activity of the activated sludge floc. All types of bacteria make up activated sludge. The nature of the organic substances will determine the predominant type of bacteria present in the wastewater, the mode of operation of the plant, and the environmental conditions present for the organisms in the process.
An MBBR contains thousands of polyethylene biofilm carriers operating in mixed motion within an aerated wastewater treatment process. Every biofilm carrier adds productivity via the provision of an active surface area sustaining bacteria within protected cells. It is this high-density population of bacteria that achieves high-rate biodegradation productivity within the system.
Membrane Bioreactors (MBRs) are water and wastewater treatment technology, combining a process microfiltration/ultrafiltration with a suspended growth bioreactor. All commercial MBR processes available today utilize the membrane as a filter, rejecting the solid materials developed by the biological process, thus resulting in a clarified and disinfected product effluent.
The three main configurations of MBR used for water and wastewater treatment today are hollow fiber, flat sheet, and multi-tube.
MBRs are increasingly becoming the technology of choice for water and wastewater applications.
MBRs are now implemented in more than 200 countries, and global market growth rates of between 11.5% and 13% are regularly reported in market analysis reports.
Confidence in the process appears to be increasing as the number and size of reference installation
Anaerobic digestion is preferred to reduce the high organic loading of primary sludge because of the rapid growth of the biomass that would ensue if the sludge were treated aerobically. Anaerobic decomposition creates considerably less biomass than the aerobic process. Anaerobic digestion converts as much of the sludge as possible to end products, such as liquid and gases, while producing as little residual biomass as possible.
SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) is a type of industrial control system. Industrial control systems are computer-controlled systems that monitor and control industrial processes that exist in the physical world. SCADA systems historically distinguish themselves from other ICS systems by being large scale processes that can include multiple sites and large distances.
HMI is usually linked to the SCADA system's databases and software programs to provide trending, diagnostic data, and management information such as scheduled maintenance procedures, logistic information, detailed schematics for a particular sensor or machine, and expert-system troubleshooting guides
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The electronics industry has emerged as one of the largest global industries. They rely on water and water treatment to produce their finished electronic product. More importantly, it is the wastewater they must also deal with an environmentally protective way.
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Water is an integral part of the food and beverage industry. From cleaning the original product shipped to the factory to produce the final good, water is involved almost every step of the way.
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The health care industry is one of the largest and most rapidly growing sectors in the world. Water treatment, sterile conditions, and wastewater are an integral part of this industry.
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Hydropower or water power is power derived from the energy of falling water, which may be harnessed for useful purposes. Flood control refers to all methods used to reduce or prevent the detrimental effects of floodwaters.
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HEALTH & SAFETY EMERGENCY RESPONSE
In the unfortunate situation of an emergency and our military defense organization require a reliable and secure supply of safe drinking water and the disposal of sewage.
Metal Treatment and Automotive Industry
Water is one of the most important aspects of metal production and the industrial processing of metal products. The wastewater treatment and removal are also imperative in the metal treatment and automotive industries as it must be done in an environmentally protective way.
Municipal Wastewater Industry Environmental Water and Wastewater Engineers & Consultants
Wastewater is any water that has been adversely affected in quality by anthropogenic influence. Municipal wastewater is usually conveyed in a combined sewer or sanitary sewer and treated at a wastewater treatment plant or septic tank.
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Water purification removes undesirable chemicals, biological contaminants, suspended solids, and gases from contaminated water. The goal is to produce water fit for human consumption.
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Water management is an important element in the production of oil and gas. Energy companies must make the most of their available water resources.
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Any industry that requires water for manufacturing purposes must also deal with wastewater. We can provide you with the best solution to any of your industrial needs, which focus on water.
Petrochemical Industry Environmental Water and Wastewater Engineers & Consultants
Some byproducts such as petrochemicals are derived from petroleum. Some chemical compounds made from petroleum are also obtained from other fossil fuels, such as coal or natural gas, or renewable sources such as corn or sugar cane. Water management is an important element for energy companies that deal with petroleum.
Photovoltaic Industry Environmental Water and Wastewater Engineers & Consultants
Solar power is now, after hydro and wind power, the third most important renewable energy source in terms of globally installed capacity.
Power Industry Environmental Water and Wastewater Engineers & Consultants
The electric power industry requires a lot of water to produce electricity to be delivered to customers.
Pulp and Paper Industry Environmental Water and Wastewater Engineers & Consultants
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Pulp and paper cannot be produced without water. Paper products are used worldwide, which means that producers of pulp and paper must be cautious and use environmentally friendly wastewater methods.
Semiconductor Industry Environmental Water and Wastewater Engineers & Consultants
A semiconductor is a material which has electrical conductivity between that of a conductor such as copper and an insulator such as glass. Water is one of the main parts in the production of semiconductors.
Irrigation Industry Environmental Water and Wastewater Engineers & Consultants
Irrigation is often studied together with drainage, which is the natural or artificial removal of surface and sub-surface water from a given area.