Liquidsolids Separation

After flocculation, the final step is clarification by gravity settling. The conventional clarifier design is suitable for this purpose. However, wastewater treatment facilities should provide positive-sludge withdrawal to prevent problems associated with the formation of septic sewage sludge. Figure 7.32.3 shows a once-through and a solids-contacting system for enhancing SS removal with chemical treatment.

If a highly clarified effluent of less than 10 mg/l SS is needed, an additional liquid-solids separation step is required. The unit operation recommended for effluent polishing is granular media filtration, e.g., dual-media filtration. Here, the clarifier effluent containing 20 to 40 mg/l of finely divided floc is passed through the filter. For peak hydraulic loadings of less than 5 gpm per ft2, the filtered effluent contains not more than 5 to 10 mg/l of SS. The filter bed in this case consists of 2 ft of 1.0- to 1.5-mm anthracite coal over 1 ft to 0.5- to 0.8-mm sand.

FIG. 7.32.3 Chemical treatment systems. A, Once-through system; B, Solids-contact system.
DIY Battery Repair

DIY Battery Repair

You can now recondition your old batteries at home and bring them back to 100 percent of their working condition. This guide will enable you to revive All NiCd batteries regardless of brand and battery volt. It will give you the required information on how to re-energize and revive your NiCd batteries through the RVD process, charging method and charging guidelines.

Get My Free Ebook

Post a comment