Wastewater: Activated Sludge – Common Operating Problems
Information relating to key control parameters is essential if one is to optimize wastewater treatment plant performance.
- Many business could save themselves a lot of time and money through recording and reviewing information on a regular basis.
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)