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Hydrophilic Colloids

Wastewater treatment (Effluent treatment) is such a fascinating subject and once in a while, it throws interesting challenges along the way.

Imagine this situation. Your effluent treatment plant is functioning well. Organic load is removed from the biological units you …

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Automated Effluent treatment Plants: Yes, No, Maybe?

Hello everyone!

Today I want to debate. I wish to write about two sides of the same thing. Once a person told me “Sir I want a fully automated plant with no operators & zero manual intervention!”. Most importantly it …

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Removal of Ammonia from Wastewaters

Many effluents like fish meal or fertilizer effluents contain a huge quantity of dissolved ammonia. As we know, this wastewater cannot be directly introduced to biological treatment since ammonia is toxic to bacteria above 1000 mg/l. Though it is known …

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Foaming at Startup of Effluent Treatment Plant

Foaming is a phenomenon observed at the start-up of many Effluent / Sewage Treatment plants (ETPs/ STPs). The kind of foam observed at this stage is pure white stiff foam. This phenomenon is generally observed due to the following reasons: …

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