Aeration 101: Fundamental Design of Aeration Systems
10/27/2010 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
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Aeration is a vital component of many wastewater treatment systems and can account for between 45% and 75% of a plant’s energy costs. Design, application, operation, and maintenance of aeration systems all impact process performance and the bottom line ($$$) of municipal wastewater treatment plants. This webcast discussed both the theoretical and practical fundamentals used to design aeration systems for secondary treatment. Principals of oxygen transfer were introduced along with the practical aspects of devices and process configuration. Aeration requirements were calculated for a hypothetical system. The second half of the webcast focused on blower systems including the current technologies and an introduction in how to properly size a system.
Possible Audiences Interested in This Topic:
- Wastewater professionals becoming engaged in the design, evaluation, operation, or administration of wastewater treatment facilities.
- Students and intermediate professionals who would like a more complete understanding of theoretical principles and how these principles impact the larger picture of plant performance.
- Professionals involved in equipment supplies, consulting services, and construction of wastewater plants interested in fundamentals and the current state of aeration systems.
- Theoretical principals oxygen transfer
- Development of aeration requirements for a secondary treatment system
- Current blower technologies
- Blower sizing and selection
- Doug Barber (moderator)
- Diego Rosso
- Dana Rippon
Student and Young Professional Committee
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