Secondary clarifiers can be running smoothly one day and then suddenly solids begin to float and carry over the weir into the effluent. What are the conditions that cause floating sludge? And more importantly, what can be done to control it.
First floating sludge is most often caused by:
Solutions to floating sludge:
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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