Settleability Problems and Loss of Solids in the Activated Sludge Process
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Michael H. Gerardi’s hands-on guide addresses the most common plant operational problems, such as increased costs, loss of treatment efficiency, and permit violations. Using numerous tables and illustrations, Settleability Problems provides microscopic and analytical techniques for troubleshooting and identifying the conditions responsible for settleability problems and loss of solids. It includes pictures of wet mounts and smears of acceptable and unacceptable microscopic conditions of the activated sludge and presents corrective measures for operational problems. Chapters include:
- Undesired Filamentous Growth
- Nutrient-Deficient Floc Particles
- Slug Discharge of Soluble cBOD
- Viscous Bulking or Zoogloeal Growth
- Production and Accumulation of Foam and Scum
Volume II in the series, Settleability Problems will prove to be of unparalleled value to wastewater treatment plant operators as well as students of wastewater microbiology.