Category Archives: Wastewater Treatment

What is Your Wastewater Treatment System’s Achilles’ Heel?

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How efficient is your existing wastewater treatment system? If it’s like many municipalities, it’s under stress from the growth of your community and local industries, which are causing a steady increase water flow and loadings. At the same time, you’re trying to contain operating costs and deal with the challenges of aging process equipment. Plus, […]

Is Your Industrial Wastewater Treatment System “Tough Enough?”

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The Ironman Triathlon is the ultimate test of human endurance. The world’s best athletes must complete a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile run, raced in that order and without a break. It is widely considered one of the most difficult one-day sporting events in the world. What is the equivalent […]

4 Principles Of Biological Wastewater Treatment You Shouldn’t Be Ignoring (But Probably Are)

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In the busy-ness of day-to-day operations, it’s easy to overlook opportunities for improvement or simply live with your current challenges until a better solution comes along. As the manager of a wastewater treatment plant, it’s your responsibility to operate it as cost-effectively as possible. That means keeping an eye out for incremental cost reduction opportunities, […]

Avoid These Common Side Effects Of Suspended Growth Wastewater Treatment Systems

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Suspended growth wastewater treatment may be the most common form of biological wastewater treatment in use today, but it’s far from the most efficient. Here are some common side effects that you ought to be aware of when you’re considering investing in biofilm-based wastewater treatment, and how attached growth systems (AGS) compare: Large volume of […]

Are Sludge Management Costs Eating Your Biological Wastewater Treatment Program Alive?

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In the classic science fiction film, The Blob, a meteorite containing an amoeba-like alien lands near a small town. It soon escapes from its rocky prison and begins consuming everything in its path. As it does so, it grows larger and more menacing. It appears to be unstoppable. For many wastewater treatment plant managers and […]