Failure and Subsequent Restoration of EBPR Capability of a Small Community Wastewater Treatment Plant
Authors: Basu, Somnath; Wiesner, Tim; Page, Jack
Source: Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation, WEFTEC 2008: Session 61 through Session 70 , pp. 5171-5184(14)
Publisher: Water Environment Federation
Abstract:This paper reports a case study involving investigation of the possible reasons for the occasional loss of phosphorus removal capability over a 2–3 year period at a small community wastewater treatment plant in Wisconsin. From a thorough analysis of the operating data, microscopy of the biomass and literature search the possible reasons for the failure were identified as long operating SRT and low influent pH. Remedial measures were taken and the enhanced biological phosphorus removal capability was restored.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2008
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