Process Control requires correct interpretation of Control Parameters
It is a well established fact that information relating to key control parameters is essential to optimize wastewater treatment plant performance. In our experience it is all too common for problems to arise where information is either not generated or, more times than not, not reviewed or interpreted correctly.
- #ecos saves businesses a lot of time and money through reviewing and interpreting information on a regular basis.
For example in the activated sludge wastewater treatment process, the establishment of target and optimum ranges for key control parameters can assist in forecasting when non-compliances could arise and allow for suitable remedial measures to be implemented before a problem develops, including:
- Sludge bulking
- Foaming (eg. biological, chemical)
- Rising solids (eg. denitrification, hydraulic loading)
Any of the above could lead to non-compliance with licence conditions, fines, penalties and damage to customer relationships.
To successfully troubleshoot and correct these problems the information generated by recording the Process Control Parameters must first be available.