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Optimizing Anaerobic Digestion at Wastewater Treatment Plants

A wastewater treatment plant in Augusta, Georgia used a dynamic imaging particle analysis system to monitor the condition and presence of methanogens in their anaerobic digestion process to find a potential correlation with methane production.  

The goal? To find a way to optimize anaerobic sludge digestion and ultimately improve anaerobic digester performance in wastewater treatment plants.

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Topics: Municipal Water (Drinking/Wastewater), Aquatic Research

The importance of grit particle analysis for wastewater treatment

Advanced Grit Management, an article by Marcia Sherony of Hydro International’s Wastewater Division in June's issue of WaterWorld magazine talks about the harmful effects of grit and the importance of particle analysis in wastewater treatment plants. We like this article for a couple of reasons. 

First, it’s an important topic if your job (or in this case, our customer’s job) is to detect, characterize, and quantify grit particulate at a wastewater treatment plant. Particle size is an important criteria, but characteristics like shape and specific gravity can also affect grit particle settling velocity. 

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Topics: Municipal Water (Drinking/Wastewater), Aquatic Research