Most activated sludge treatment units still rely on secondary clarifiers to settle biological solids for recycle and wasting. A slow settling rate caused by bulking results in loss of biomass over the clarifier weir - causing effluent TSS compliance issues and a loss of MLSS concentration in the aeration basin. The following is a short list of the most common settling problems with both cause & effect (From Jenkins et al. (1984).
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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