Process Modeling for the Tri-City WPCP Expansion Project

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:


Process modeling on the Tri-City WPCP Phase I Expansion project proved invaluable because it allowed the project team to address biological process challenges quickly and flexibly. After wastewater characterization, the process simulator BioWin™ was calibrated and validated to the existing plant. Going forward, process simulation provided the flexibility to evaluate plant performance under a variety of different process configurations and wastewater strengths. The model was used to evaluate overall plant performance of the existing plug flow with anoxic recycle/step feed activated sludge plant with a new parallel MBR train. Evaluations conducted at future flows and loads confirmed that the plant was appropriately sized for future expansion. Process modeling quickly showed that aeration basins need to be sized based on permit limitations in the “shoulder season” at the beginning of the dry weather permit cycle while the aeration system should be designed around the requirements of the maximum month later in the dry weather cycle.

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: January 1, 2008

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access.
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites



Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more