Working with What You Have: Optimizing Secondary Treatment Performance in Existing Plants
Using Primary Sludge as a Supplemental Carbon Source
Thursday, April 19
4:00 PM - 4:50 PM
Location: Meeting Room 313, Sacramento Convention Center
SWRCB Wastewater: 0.1 CEU
CWEA: 1 Contact Hour
Practice Area: Team Challenge Area: Nutrient Management and Removal
Biological nutrient removal facilities often utilize methanol or other chemicals as a supplemental carbon source for denitrification. This session will illustrate the pitfalls of relying on steady-state modeling for designing biological nutrient removal facilities while highlighting how dynamic modeling was used to identify a cost-effective, chemical-free supplemental carbon source.
- Recognize the benefits of using dynamic biological process simulations for design of BNR water resource recovery facilities.
- Identify potential risks associated with using steady-state modeling or hand calculations for design of BNR water resource recovery facilities.
- Identify potential cost-effective, chemical-free supplemental carbon sources at water resource recovery facilities.
Level: Intermediate; working knowledge of subject matter / journeyman level staff