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Activated Sludge Treatment

  • Activated Sludge Pictures

    1. Activated sludge tank using jet aerators in 150 ft diameter tanksactivated sludge tank using jet aerators in 150 ft diameter tanks
    2. Anoxic tank jet mixer at poultry processing plantanoxic tank jet mixer at poultry processing plant
    3. Goulds recirculation pumps in jet aeration systemsgoulds recirculation pumps in jet aeration systems
    4. Gulf Coast waste disposal system using jet aerators in activated sludge tanksgulf coast waste disposal system using jet aerators in activated sludge tanks
    5. Hoffman air blowers in jet aeration treating composite chemical and petrochemcial waste waterhoffman air blowers in jet aeration treating composite chemical and petrochemcial waste water
    6. Jet aeration activated sludge system operation at municipal waste water treatment plantjet aeration activated sludge system operation at municipal waste water treatment plant
    7. Jet aeration pump mounted on platformjet aeration pump mounted on platform
    8. Jet Aeration system at pulp mill in Canadajet aeration system at pulp mill in canada
    9. Jet aeration system in 40 MG activated sludge in-ground tankjet aeration system in 40 mg activated sludge in ground tank
    10. Jet aeration system in 310 ft long tanks Gulf Coast Waste Disposal Authorityjet aeration system in 310 ft long tanks gulf coast waste disposal authority
    11. Jet Aeration system in poultry processingjet aeration system in poultry processing
    12. Jet aeration system operation at pulp mill using platform mounted vertical pumpsjet aeration system operation at pulp mill using platform mounted vertical pumps
    13. Jet aeration system operation circular tanksjet aeration system operation circular tanks
    14. Jet Aeration system operation in pulp milljet aeration system operation in pulp mill
    15. Jet Aeration system operation in rectangular tanksjet aeration system operation in rectangular tanks
    16. Jet aeration system with air blowers at Gulf coast plantjet aeration system with air blowers at gulf coast plant
    17. Jet aeration system with tapered aeration Gulf Coast Bayport, TXjet aeration system with tapered aeration gulf coast bayport, tx
    18. Jet aerator at fermentation plantjet aerator at fermentation plant
    19. Jet aerator operation in nitrification tankjet aerator operation in nitrification tank
    20. Jet aerator showing liquid and air headersjet aerator showing liquid and air headers
    21. Jet aerators at chemical plant in rectangular tanks with vertical propeller pumpsjet aerators at chemical plant in rectangular tanks with vertical propeller pumps
    22. Jet aerators being installed at pulp milljet aerators being installed at pulp mill
    23. Jet aerators in 150 ft diameter activated sludge tankjet aerators in 150 ft diameter activated sludge tank
    24. Jet aerators in operation 150 ft diameter tankjet aerators in operation 150 ft diameter tank
    25. Jet aerators in poultry processing nitrification tankjet aerators in poultry processing nitrification tank
    26. Pure oxygen activated sludge system using jet aeratorspure oxygen activated sludge system using jet aerators
    27. Self contained jet aerators for wet installationsself contained jet aerators for wet installations
    28. Stainless steel jet mixer with entrainment pipestainless steel jet mixer with entrainment pipe

  • Bidirectional Jet Aerator Operation

    This is a two-step activated sludge system treating wastewater in Houston, Texas. The first step uses five circular tanks to treat the concentrated waste. The second step (shown in this video) has seven rectangular tanks to further reduce the concentration of the influent wastewater using bidirectional jet aerators.

    More air is used for the front end of the aeration tank, where the concentration is high. The rear end of the aeration tank is for maintaining dissolved oxygen, as well as treating the remaining load.

  • Directional and Eddy Jet Aerators

    This tank is one of five that treats petrochemical and refinery wastewater in Houston, Texas. It has four directional jet aerators that mix the liquid in a counterclockwise motion. The plant collects wastewater from approximately fifty industries surrounding the plant.

    The plant was initially constructed to aerate the wastewater using air, but was later converted to use pure oxygen. The conversion was intended for expansion purposes, as well as to reduce the volatile emissions being released into the atmosphere. By adding pure oxygen, the plant is able to increase capacity by 200-300%.

  • Jet Aerator at Pulp Mill

    Directional jet aerators during the installation process at a pulp mill in British Columbia, Canada. These aerators belong to an activated sludge system that uses in-ground tanks rather than building a concrete tank above ground.

  • Jet Aerator During Fill-Up

    This tank is currently being filled using both directional and bidirectional aerators. The video demonstrates that the jet nozzles are installed level for equal air distribution.

    This tank is part of a plant located in Canada, and is designed for activated sludge at low temperatures. This type of design is typically used in tanks with liquid levels between 15 and 35 feet.

  • Jet Aerator During Fill-Up

    A basin for this pulp and paper plant in Alberta, Canada had four directional mix jet aerators and three bidirectional mix jet aerators installed. The aerators were supplied by four 200 HP and three 125 HP vertical pumps, as well as two 800 HP centrifugal air blowers.

  • Jet Aerator in Operation

    This tank belongs to an activated sludge system in operation at a pulp mill in Canada. The tank is being mixed with one bidirectional jet aerator. The system is designed for cold climates.

  • Jet Aerator in Operation at an Oxidation Ditch

    This video shows the backflush in an activated sludge tank. The system is being flushed using the airlift principle, which involves reversing the flow from the digestor through the jet nozzles, and out at the top of the tank. A strainer can be used to collect these solids, if necessary.

    We have an animation video of this process:https://youtu.be/z-wzZFixq4Q

  • Jet Aerators in Operation

    This activated sludge plant uses a tank with a 105 foot diameter and 25 foot height. Intense mixing occurs within the tank, which can be mixed with or without aeration. Recirculation pumps provide the needed mixing energy for keeping the solids in suspension.

  • Jet Aerators in Operation

    Several FRP (fiberglass reinforced plastic) jet aerators are thoroughly mixing and aerating the contents of this wastewater tank. The tank is part of a refinery located in Mexico.