Technical Focus: Turbidity as Control for Trickle Filters

Posted by Jessica Collins on December 22, 2014

Turbidity is an often overlooked control measurement in terms of trickle filter processes, with plants using archaic, inflexible and unresponsive methods in an attempt to garner maximum productivity.Here are four reasons as to why you should apply turbidity, a flexible and readily accessible parameter, as a control for trickle filter processes; ...

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Technical Focus: Feedforward Control of Coagulant Dosing using Phosphate Measurement

Posted by Jessica Collins on December 19, 2014

Implementing phosphate measurement at any point of the wastewater processing cycle is going to give you results, whether it be shocking or reassuring in regards to aspects such as material usage and power requirements.Using phosphate measurement in a feedforward scenario in regards to removal of the salt can not only ...

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Technical Focus: Phosphate Removal – Dosing Trim Control using Turbidity

Posted by Jessica Collins on December 17, 2014

Phosphorus consents are the bane of many plant’s working lives, and metal discharge limits means the use of aluminium sulphate, sodium aluminate and similar ferric metals must be used carefully for safe, effective phosphorus and phosphate removal.In 50 years we’ve yet to meet a site that likes to operate blind, ...

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Technical Focus: Why Measure Temperature in Activated Sludge?

Posted by Jessica Collins on December 5, 2014

Activated sludge is something that all wastewater plants have to deal with, and the process can either be your best friend or your worst enemy, depending on how you approach it.Everyone knows that the bacteria in Activated Sludge Plants are susceptible to temperature variations, and so monitoring this range is ...

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Technical Focus: Turbidity as Control for Tertiary Treatment

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As we hope our previous blog has made you aware, turbidity is a value too often overlooked as an inconvenience within the wastewater industry.Not only an asset in primary settlement situations, turbidity is an extremely effective and accessible control for tertiary treatment; especially to determine when such procedures are unnecessarily ...

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