Winter Woes: Rising Ammonia in Wastewater

Winter Woes: Rising Ammonia in Wastewater

The cold is known to bring many upsets to wastewater treatment plants, the most common being rising ammonia levels or a loss of nitrification. Nitrifying bacteria have a thin cell wall, thus making them more susceptible to toxicity.  The cold weather only makes this...
Winery Wastewater Treatment

Winery Wastewater Treatment

Winery expansion has been growing fast over the past decade, and the high demand for fermented grapes has put a toll on winery wastewater treatment. Their treatment plants already have trouble keeping a stable operation as their load variability changes so often,...
Aerobic Digester Water & Low DO Issues

Aerobic Digester Water & Low DO Issues

In the summer, when the water is warm, it’s natural to have low dissolved oxygen.  For every 5 degrees F warmer, the bacteria activity doubles.  When the bacterial activity rises, so does the oxygen demand. When this happens the plants can get low DO filaments that...
Know Your 30 Minute Settling!

Know Your 30 Minute Settling!

What is causing foaming, filaments and BOD violations in your wastewater treatment plant? Knowing your 30 minute settling may tell. The cause of different types of settling will vary and understanding  settling will give you more insight on the issues occurring in...

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