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Aerobic Digestion

One of the major jobs at a wastewater treatment plant is the wasting of sludge produced during the process of treating wastewater. The sludge wasted from the secondary clarifier is normally sent to an aerobic digester, a thickener or both. … Continue reading

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Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal

Improper disposal of pharmaceutical waste in our state’s wastewater stream has caused many treatment issues over the years. Now, research has shown the long-term impacts that pharmaceutical by-products can have on human health, animal well-being and the entire ecosystem. To … Continue reading

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Guidelines Available for Safe Disposal of Storm Debris

The Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection has specific guidelines for proper disposal of debris left in the aftermath of recent severe weather. Health, safety and compliance hazards associated with debris handling and disposal may include, but are not limited to, … Continue reading

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Grant Money Available for Solid Waste Cleanup

Thirty-one Kentucky counties that suffered damage from the tornadoes that ravaged the state last week are eligible to apply for grants of $50,000 to assist in covering the cost of collecting, transporting and disposing of solid waste generated by tornado … Continue reading

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Calculating Sludge Waste

I had an operator call the other day and say, “I finally got my plant producing a good effluent and have calculated the sludge age. Now I need to know how to figure out how much sludge I need to … Continue reading

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