How'd that Get in There? Building a Better Headworks
A New Approach for Classifying Grit
Wednesday, April 18
3:10 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room 313, Sacramento Convention Center
SWRCB Wastewater: 0.1 CEU
CWEA: 1 Contact Hour
Practice Area: Professional Challenge Area: Plant Operations – Challenges and Opportunities
Grit has been classified based on particle size or mesh size distribution despite that fact that most important characteristic of the grit is its settling velocity. Grit settling velocity has been debated over a number of years. Yet, there is no accurate way of measuring grit settling velocity. In this presentation, you will learn a new methodology of characterizing the grit based on particle settling velocities. Also, you learn about the new settling velocity column.
- Characterize the grit coming to treatment plants based on settling velocities which will help them evaluate the performance of their grit removal equipment.
- Use state-of-the-art settling velocity column to accurately measure the settling velocity of the grit coming to their plants.
- Use settling velocity data to evaluate the performance of their grit removal equipment.
Level: Intermediate; working knowledge of subject matter / journeyman level staff