Evaluation of ActiFlo® carb process for the combined removal of trace organic compounds and phosphorous during wastewater tertiary treatment

Ronan Treguer, Ben Blair, Rebecca Klaper, Scott Royer, Chris Magruder

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Abstract

In parallel with growing concerns, the concentration of trace organic compounds (TOrCs) has increased in wastewater streams as more people rely on these products for everyday uses. In addition, as nutrient total maximum daily loads continue to be developed for receiving waters, many wastewater treatment plants are facing more stringent limits, especially for phosphorus removal. The objective of this study was therefore to evaluate the performance of sand ballasted flocculation in combination with powdered activated carbon (PAC) for the removal of both a series of TOrCs and phosphorus. A pilot unit of Actiflo® Carb was installed at the South Shore Water Reclamation Facility owned by Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and managed by Veolia Water North America. This study received financial support from Water Environment Research Federation and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWEFTEC 2012 - 85th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference
PublisherWater Environment Federation
Pages7176-7196
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781510870437
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event85th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2012 - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Sep 29 2012Oct 3 2012

Publication series

NameWEFTEC 2012 - 85th Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference
Volume11

Conference

Conference85th Annual Water Environment Federation Technical Exhibition and Conference, WEFTEC 2012
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period9/29/1210/3/12

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
Moreover, the Water Environment Research Foundation greatly helped with financial support and incorporation to the project entitled Trace Organic Compound Removal during Wastewater Treatment – Categorizing Wastewater Treatment Processes by their Efficacy in Reduction of a Suite of Indicator TOrC.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2012 Water Environment Federation. All Rights Reserved.

Keywords

  • Actiflo Carb
  • Phosphorus
  • Trace Organic Compounds
  • Wastewater tertiary treatment

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