Ways of treating waste

One can treat waste in three ways in order of preference: Mechanically - Primary Biologically - Secondary Chemically - Tertiary From a broad perspective, these three ways can be further divided into the following ways: Physical: Sedimentation (Clarification) Screening Aeration Filtration Flotation and Skimming Degassification Equalization Chemical: Chlorination Ozonation Neutralization Coagulation Adsorption Ion Exchange Biological: … Continue reading Ways of treating waste

Aerobic treatment of wastewater

Photo by Lisa Fotios on Pexels.com Definition It is any treatment process that uses aerobes to biodegrade or oxidise or remove the unwanted organic or inorganic compounds.  In the treatment of wastewaters, the processes can be divided into suspended growth processes (e.g. activated sludge process, Figure 1) or attached growth processes such as rotating biological … Continue reading Aerobic treatment of wastewater

Anaerobic treatment of wastewater

INTRODUCTION: Definition: Any treatment process that uses anaerobes to remove unwanted organic or inorganic compounds is known as anaerobic treatment. [1] Anaerobe is a micro-organism that needs no free oxygen to develop. [1] Description: The first anaerobic treatment plant for industrial wastewater was built in 1929 for the treatment of wastewater from yeast production in … Continue reading Anaerobic treatment of wastewater