Evaluation of the operating performance of conventional versus flocculator secondary clarifiers at the kuwahee wastewater treatment plant, knoxville, TN

Moreno Patricio A.

Keywords: suspended solids, secondary clarifier, final settler, flocculated suspended solids, flocculator-clarifier


The difference in performance of three differently designed circular secondary clarifiers in the same wastewater treatment plant was analyzed in this paper. Data obtained using flocculated suspended solids and disperse suspended solids tests were analyzed using statistical tools. The conventional clarifier showed more variability in the average effluent suspended solids concentration when compared with the flocculatorclarifiers. Furthermore, a difference in performance among the two different flocculator-clarifiers was found.

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Título de la Revista: Water Environment Reseach
Volumen: 79
Número: 5
Fecha de publicación: 2007
Página de inicio: 547
Página final: 553
Idioma: English
Notas: ISI