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In most applications away from dense urban development, decentralized on site treatment of wastewater is typical.  This is usually done with a septic tank.  This is also known as an anaerobic treatment system.  An improved design from the conventional...
by John Ryan (ryanjc) at Wednesday, December 1, 2010 11:22pm 0 comments


Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States.  Today it is receiving pollutants from storm water runoff in the highly populated nearby city.  When the city was built, storm water runoff was not considered.  The EPA is taking a closer look...
by John Ryan (ryanjc) at Wednesday, November 24, 2010 3:13pm 0 comments


The last blog left us off at the aeration process.  Once this is completed to standards the waste water is pumped to a clarifier.  It is in this clarifier, that solids group up and settle by a process called flocculation.  This will leave the water with...
by John Ryan (ryanjc) at Wednesday, November 24, 2010 1:29pm 0 comments


The first component of the system is the aeration tank.  As the name indicates the tank introdeces air to the waste water.  Thiis creates an aerobic environment necessary for treatment needs.  This promotes the ability of the microorganisms in the waste...
by John Ryan (ryanjc) at Tuesday, November 23, 2010 10:41pm 0 comments


Activated Sludge Treatment (AST) The AST is a process that uses aerated water with microorganisisms to break down organic matter.  This organic matter is broken down into carbon dioxide and water.  This process is know as respiration.  While this is...
by John Ryan (ryanjc) at Tuesday, November 23, 2010 10:03pm 0 comments

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