Anoxic vs Anaerobic vs Aerobic  Wastewater Treatment

Anoxic vs Anaerobic vs Aerobic Wastewater Treatment

Before diving into anoxic vs anaerobic vs aerobic processes of wastewater treatment; let’s have a background on water pollution. Water pollution occurs when one or more pollutants alter the properties of water, rendering it useless. When released into the environment, it disrupts the habitat. Water pollution comes from variety of factors, including industrial waste, mining…

Activated sludge and activated sludge treatment process- Definition

Activated sludge and activated sludge treatment process- Definition

Activated sludge: British researchers Edward Ardern and W.T. Lockett coined the phrase “activated sludge” in 1914, and they patented the process for utilizing activated culture or flocs from the aeration tank and hence called as activated sludge treatment process. This brownish culture, grown under controlled conditions, can aerobically stabilize the organic content of wastewater. Bacteria,…