Guidance manual for sewage treatment plant process audits : En84-41/2006E

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This manual describes techniques to assess existing municipal wastewater treatment plants to identify their hydraulic and process bottlenecks, and to establish the plants' actual capacity. Hydraulic modelling, oxygen transfer tests, online data acquisition, digester tracer studies, and dye tests are some of the tools used for evaluation and optimization. These tools assist in the generation of accurate design information for plant expansions, and combine process operating and design information not readily available from traditional evaluation approaches. In conjunction with traditional plant operating information, the results are used to determine a plant's ability to treat future loads while forestalling plant expansion when possible. If the results indicate that a plant expansion is needed, the information gathered will be useful for design.

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Department/Agency Canada. Environment Canada. Environmental Protection Branch.
Title Guidance manual for sewage treatment plant process audits
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Paper
Other formats Electronic-[English]
Note(s) "This report was prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Energy in partnership with the Water Environment Association of Ontario and Environment Canada's Great Lakes 2000 Cleanup Fund."--Verso of cover, Disclaimer.
"To obtain a copy of the following document "Guidance Manual for Sewage Treatment Plant Process Audits", refer to the Great Lakes Sustainability Fund website at or contact: Manager, Great Lakes Sustainability Fund, 867 Lakeshore Road, Burlington, Ontario, L7R 4A6, (905) 336-6273."
Publishing information Ottawa - Ontario : Environment Canada. 2006.
Binding Spiral binding
Description 1 vol. in various pagings. : figs., graphs, references, tables ; 28 cm.
ISBN 0-662-43101-4
Catalogue number
  • En84-41/2006E
Subject terms Waste water
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