Title

A Biological Analysis of a Sequence Batch Reactor, Investigating the Use of Fixed-Film Media to Increase Treatment Efficiency

Item Type

Poster

Location

Elaine Langone Center, Terrace Room

Start Date

13-11-2015 8:00 PM

End Date

13-11-2015 9:59 PM

Description

The CromaFlow® Corporation, an international company based in Montoursville, PA, manufactures Sequence Batch Reactor (SBR) systems for domestic wastewater treatment. A CromaFlow® SBR unit was installed at Kelly Township’s Sewage Treatment Plant in Lewisburg, PA in June of 2015. The SBR was subjected to a study conducted by the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute, in conjunction with CromaFlow®. This study is being conducted in order to examine the effects of the insertion of fixed-film media into the mixed liquor chamber of the SBR. Fixed-film media provides a large surface area to promote growth of bacteria and protozoans that aid in the treatment process. Our hypothesis is the media will lead to increased treatment efficiency through the cultivation of these biological treatment organisms. This study is in the preliminary phase and will proceed over the next year. The preliminary phase consists of monitoring the treatment process before adding the fixed-film media. This phase will run for three months. Phase two will include the addition of the fixed-film media. It is hypothesized that de-nitrification will occur and will remove a significant amount of the nitrogen.

Language

eng

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A Biological Analysis of a Sequence Batch Reactor, Investigating the Use of Fixed-Film Media to Increase Treatment Efficiency

Elaine Langone Center, Terrace Room

The CromaFlow® Corporation, an international company based in Montoursville, PA, manufactures Sequence Batch Reactor (SBR) systems for domestic wastewater treatment. A CromaFlow® SBR unit was installed at Kelly Township’s Sewage Treatment Plant in Lewisburg, PA in June of 2015. The SBR was subjected to a study conducted by the Lycoming College Clean Water Institute, in conjunction with CromaFlow®. This study is being conducted in order to examine the effects of the insertion of fixed-film media into the mixed liquor chamber of the SBR. Fixed-film media provides a large surface area to promote growth of bacteria and protozoans that aid in the treatment process. Our hypothesis is the media will lead to increased treatment efficiency through the cultivation of these biological treatment organisms. This study is in the preliminary phase and will proceed over the next year. The preliminary phase consists of monitoring the treatment process before adding the fixed-film media. This phase will run for three months. Phase two will include the addition of the fixed-film media. It is hypothesized that de-nitrification will occur and will remove a significant amount of the nitrogen.