What is a wastewater treatment expert? Quite simply, it is a trained professional that works with wastewater projects. Wastewater refers to any non-potable aqueous effluent from sources including industrial (process water), municipal, landfill leachates, and contaminated groundwater (Superfund Sites, etc.). The constant variability of contaminants necessitates robust and reactive treatment processes involving both aerobic and anaerobic digestion.
Activated carbon works in synergy with these processes by adsorbing those compounds which are toxic to the microorganisms while the biomass assimilates those compounds which are poorly absorbed. In addition, activated carbon serves as a substrate that increases biomass concentration and allows the microorganisms to maintain efficacy with changes in environmental conditions and effluent variability.
Granular activated carbon products are typically used as source-point treatment. It can also be employed in various contactors (upflow, rotating, etc.) for the mitigation of COD and BOD components. Powdered activated carbon is added to aeration basins as part of a PACT-type process with the same toxicity reduction objectives.
Testing products is always recommended however in biological systems the differences are not as readily quantified so surrogate test protocols should be considered. In addition, some activated carbon products are reactivated and may retain adsorbed components which could be toxic to the biomass. These are all areas where the wastewater treatment expert can assist.
New and better renewable technologies are always emerging in the renewable energy industry, and the best renewable energy and biochemical consulting firms will have many different types of experts, including wastewater treatment and activated carbon experts.
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