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Automatic sludge blanket control in an operating gravity thickener

R. C. Polta

Automatic sludge blanket control in an operating gravity thickener

by R. C. Polta

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Published by Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, for sale by the National Technical Information Service in Cincinnati, Ohio, Springfield, Va .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sewage disposal -- Minnesota.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby R. C. Polta and D. A. Stulc.
    SeriesEnvironmental protection technology series ; EPA-600/2-79-159, Research reporting series -- EPA-600/2-79-159.
    ContributionsStulc, D. A., Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory., Metropolitan Waste Control Commission (Minn.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxi, 77 p. :
    Number of Pages77
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17651215M

    Passavant Gravity Thickener offers a particularly economic solution for the mechanical thickening process. The robust, tried and tested gravity thickeners are designed for a maximum pressure of psi on the bottom scraper blades which enables sludge thickening of up to g/l (80 oz/gal), depending on the type of sludge. Process Control. Automatic desludging yields thicker sludge than timers or manual methods, and reduces sludge disposal or processing cost. A desludge pump can be operated automatically from the Low Set-Point Relay along with a Pump Run Interval Timer, and the High Set-Point used as an alarm for excessive sludge depth.

    Level instrumentation may also be installed in process equipment like gravity belt thickeners to monitor and control sludge level. Bar Screen Differential Control. The inlet side of a bar screen will normally have a high level alarm using a Conductance or Capacitance sensor. Inlet water level rises as debris builds up on the bar screen. Describe the basic purpose of preconditioning sludge before thickening or dewatering. Discuss the difference between batch processing and continuous sludge handling operations. Describe the gravity thickening process and the percent solids in thickened product. Introduction to Mechanical Sludge Handling Study Guide - January EditionFile Size: 88KB.

    primary thickening. Gravity thickening requires a high space requirement and can cause odors. Furthermore, gravity thickening is only suitable for primary sludge thickening. Since it is desirable to use the same type of equipment on both primary sludge and WAS, and the City staff did not have good experience with their gravity thickeners. Thickening or dewatering may be defined as the removal of a portion of the liquid from a pulp or slime made up of a mixture of finely divided solids and liquids. The early methods of thickening employed plain, flat-bottomed tanks into which the pulp was fed until the tank was full. The solids were then allowed to settle as long as required, the top liquid was decanted, the settled solids were.


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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was introduced on December 2, by President Richard Nixon. The agency is charged with protecting human health and the environment.

An automatic sludge blanket level control system was installed in one of the six gravity thickeners at the Metropolitan WWTP. In addition, optical type solids analyzers were installed to monitor the inflow, overflow, and underflow streams of two basins - one with automated blanket level control and one with manual control.

Automatic sludge blanket control in an operating gravity thickener. Cincinnati: Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource.

gravity thickening of sludge to activated sludge, and to compare results with those obtained by Kos [10] for water treatment sludge. 2) to develop curves for the evaluation of thickening of activated sludge. 3) to show the effect that temperature has on the per-formance of a continuous gravity thickener and secondary Sedimentation Size: 2MB.

The graphics below demonstrate the Markland difference. With Markland’s Automatic Sludge Blanket Level Detector, you only pump when necessary, resulting in no overflows, no unnecessary pumping and running the risk of pumping water with sludge.

Light Desludging. LIGHT sludge loading can allow a timer to pull a core hole and pump water out the bottom. CHAPTER 3 SLUDGE THICKENING Sludge blanket is defined as the top of the feed zone. The height of this blanket is the main operational control that the treatment plant operator has over the thickener.

By increasing the underflow rate, the operator can lower the blanket, and hence the solids residence time File Size: KB. Automatic Sludge Blanket Control In An Operating Gravity Factors determining the gravity thickening unit operation are as follow sludge origin and characteristics flocculation nature influence on the process of returned solids on the water effluent solids load on the thickener solids retention time in the thickening area sludge blanket.

A sludge blanket depth of target of.3 to.6 m (1 to 2 ft) is adequate for most treatment facilities. For best performance, a good rule-of-thumb is to maintain the blanket of m (2 ft) or less at all times.

A common operational target for RAS flow rates is to maintain flows between 50% and % of the total influent flow rate. RAS flow rates File Size: 87KB. Thickening Resource Book. T H I C K E N I N G 2 or ‘supernatant’. Underflow may be called ‘pulp’, ‘sludge’, ‘slurry’, ‘mud’, etc.

The terminology will depend upon the industry application. How a Continuous Thickener Works form of automatic control. xvEPA United States Environmental Protection Agency Biosolids Technology Fact Sheet Gravity Thickening DESCRIPTION Thickening is the process by which biosolids are condensed to produce a concentrated solids product and a relatively solids-free supernatant.

• Gravity thickening has lower operating costs than other thickening methods such. The advantages of sludge thickening in reducing the volume of sludge to be handled are substantial. With reference to Figurea sludge with 1% solids thickened to 5% results in an 80% volume reduction (since 5% = 1/20).A concentration of 20% solids, which might be achieved by mechanical dewatering (discussed in the next section), results in a 95% reduction in volume, with resulting savings.

Sludges are thickened primarily to decrease the capital and operating costs of subsequent sludge processing steps by substantially reducing the volume. Thickening from 1 to 2% solids concentration, for example, halves the sludge volume. Continuous Gravity Thickening of Sludges, Control.

In working conditions, a static thickener is simple to operate but a few checks are compulsory: checking blanket depth (manually or using a probe), checking overflows (usually to mg suspended solids L –1), checking thickened sludge procedure allows us to remain in control of the structure’s buffer capacity in respect of the downstream system while avoiding.

accurate measurement of blanket depth in clarifiers and thickeners. Measuring range is 0 - 33 ft (0 - 10 m). Total length of cable is 36 ft (11 m). Determination of sludge level in primary and secondary clarifiers will help avoid solids wash outs and allow for better solids inventory control.

Blanket monitoring in a thickener is important in. Raking in gravity thickeners Article in International Journal of Mineral Processing 86() March with Reads How we measure 'reads'.

Due to relatively higher solid content in sludge than that in wastewater, a heavy-duty scraper is often called for in sludge gravity thickening in order to move sludge to a hopper from which it is withdrawn and further processed.

Gravity sludge thickening is often used for. Figure A schematic diagram of a picket fence gravity thickener. Outlet. Recall that gravity thickener operation varies between. summer and. winter due to the effect of temperature on gasification.

Recall two of three types of control for operating. a thickener. The list includes: a. Control solids retention'timè. Control speed of collector. Control sludge blanket depth. Define and calculate hydraulic File Size: KB. Traditional Gravity Thickening. Changes in sludge quality or process variations often can have negative process affects.

Operational changes in gravity thickening processes may not be realized for twenty-four hours or more, resulting in inconsistent thickened sludge and over/under dosing of polymer. The upward moving particles form a sludge blanket on the surface of the flotation thickener.

The primary variables for flotation thickening are: (1) Pressure, (2) recycle ratio, (3) feed solids concentration, (4) detention period, (5) air-to-solids ratio, (6) type and quality of sludge, (7) solids and hydraulic loading rates, and (8) use of. Fundamentals of Clarifier Performance Monitoring and Control clarifier performance monitoring and control are of critical importance for manual and automatic operation of clarifier sludge collection and withdrawal to control of the clarifier’s sludge blanket level.

Properly designed, installed and maintained instrumentation for. Control Feeding Equipment • Manage pumping times and intervals • Monitor solids content –ratholing • Improve control over upstream processes (if possible) • Sludge storage and blending 38 Consistent Feeding Has Multiple Benefits • Predictability of thickening/dewatering performance • Consistent polymer dosing • Reduces equipment.With more than 30 years of experience in the development and manufacturing of drum thickeners, ANDRITZ SEPARATION has acquired unmatched expertise in this technology.

The PowerDrum (PDR) is considered to be an easy and efficient sludge thickening solution prior to the dewatering process and can deal with biological sludge throughputs ranging from 15 to m3/hr.Gravity Thickening Method relying on gravity principle can be applied to both untreated primary and even waste activated sludge.

It is normally done in a circular tank similar in design compared with a typical plant sedimentation of sludge coming from the aeration system is directed to the center well and the design is such that there is sufficient detention time enough for good.