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Performance Evaluation of Wastewater Treatment Plant

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Abstract

The present study evaluates the performance efficiency of a wastewater treatment plant. A sewage treatment plant operating on biological treatment method (Rotating Media Bio-Reactor) with an average wastewater inflow of 6 MLD has been considered for the case study. Wastewater samples were collected at different stages of treatment units and analyzed for the major waste water quality parameters such as biological oxygen demand (BOD), chemical oxygen demand (COD), total suspended solids (TSS), and biodegradability. The performance efficiency of waste water treatment plant along with the major secondary treatment unit as Rotating Media Bio-Reactor (RMBR) was calculated. The performance analysis on above two aspects was studied over 17 weeks. Overall performance was found to meet the design and discharge/effluent criteria as prescribed by the authorities. The studies of six units of Rotating Media Bio-Reactor (RMBR) over a period of 13 weeks have shown the reduction profile of the unit in treatment of wastewater with parameters of BOD and COD. The RMBR treatment profile is useful for the design and operation of the unit.

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Correspondence to Prashant P. Bhave.

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Bhave, P.P., Naik, S. & Salunkhe, S.D. Performance Evaluation of Wastewater Treatment Plant. Water Conserv Sci Eng (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s41101-020-00081-x

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Keywords

  • Wastewater treatment plant
  • BOD
  • TSS
  • Biological treatment
  • Rotating Media Bio-Reactor
  • Removal efficiency