Skip to main content

A Test for Predicting Propensity of Activated Sludge to Acute Filamentous Bulking

Buy Article:

$30.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Filamentous bulking is a solid–liquid separation problem well known to activated-sludge plant operators. The use of curative additives is a rather delicate solution and the tools developed to anticipate it seem limited. To complement existing sludge sedimentation monitoring tools, a new test to assess the propensity of activated sludge for filamentous bulking was developed. It consists of challenging the sludges by feeding them under conditions favoring filamentous bacteria for 24 hours. The effects of such an acute treatment on sludge settleability is subsequently assessed through a simple sludge volume (SV30) measurement with reference to a control. The sludge can then be evaluated as prone to bulking (unstable sludge) or not (stable sludge). Such a test can be used to predict the occurrence of filamentous bulking in activated-sludge treatment plants. This so-called acute bulking test requires simple equipment and can be done by any wastewater treatment plant operator.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Data/Media
No Metrics


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2001-03-01

More about this publication?
  • Water Environment Research (WER) is published monthly, including an annual Literature Review. A subscription to WER includes access to the latest content back to 1992, as well as access to fast track articles. An individual subscription is valid for 12 months from month of purchase.

    Water Environment Research (WER) publishes peer-reviewed research papers, research notes, state-of-the-art and critical reviews on original, fundamental and applied research in all scientific and technical areas related to water quality, pollution control, and management. An annual Literature Review provides a review of published books and articles on water quality topics from the previous year.

    Published as: Sewage Works Journal, 1928 - 1949; Sewage and Industrial Wastes, 1950 - 1959; Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 1959 - Oct 1989; Research Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, Nov 1989 - 1991; Water Environment Research, 1992 - present.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • Information for Advertisers
  • WEF Bookstore
  • Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect 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