Do not overlook the power of simple observation in running a wastewater treatment plant. Changes in color, odor, or foam all tell you that something has changed. Having received several questions on aeration basin foam, I figured it was time to make a table on causes and cures for foam. While not an exhaustive list, these are the foams that I see most often.
Erik Rumbaugh has been involved in biological waste treatment for over 20 years. He has worked with industrial and municipal wastewater facilities to ensure optimal performance of their treatment systems. He is a founder of Aster Bio (www.asterbio.com) specializing in biological waste treatment.
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