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Small System Success Can Be Duplicated

As regulations, compliance and optimization needs change, so should the technology, processes, and the mindset that drives the innovation to change. So often human beings get caught up in the routines. Projects get delayed for lack of funding, communication or … Continue reading

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Phosphorus Removal––Thinking Outside the Box

As we know, phosphorus is an essential substance needed by all life to survive. Normal domestic wastewater contains 10 to 20 mg/l of phosphorus, and the removal of the phosphorus has become a major issue for treatment plants. A group … Continue reading

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Getting the Phosphorus Out

Increased phosphorus inputs to surface waters and the subsequent increase in Eutrophication of water bodies gave rise to public concern during the 1970s and 80s. It has become an issue in the forefront of discussions again. Many lakes, rivers and … Continue reading

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Sequencing Batch Reactor for Nitrogen and Phosphorous Removal

Over the next couple of years, more and more wastewater operators in Kentucky will have to begin adhering to the Phosphorus standards handed down by the EPA. With these standards coming and the nitrogen standards already in place, most facilities … Continue reading

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Phosphorus Removal Via Oxidation Ditches

In an earlier post I mentioned changing the aeration setup at your facility to remove phosphorus. In this post, I will use the example of an oxidation ditch to expand further upon alternative aeration techniques. An oxidation ditch (OD) is … Continue reading

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Phosphorus Removal at Extended Aeration Plants

We just got our new KPDES permit, and now I have to meet a phosphorus limit. I operate an extended aeration plant for a small town. What are we supposed to do – build a new plant? We can’t afford … Continue reading

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Biological Phosphorous Removal

Several weeks ago in my post Nutrient Overload, I discussed the problems that wastewater facilities face when dealing with phosphorous in their water sources. Today, I will continue that discussion by writing about the biological removal of phosphorous from wastewater … Continue reading

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