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All About Wastewater Treatment


Water is basically a transparent fluid that could be found in rain, oceans and lakes and is a major constituent of many organisms. And as being chemical compound, the water molecule has 1 oxygen and 2 hydrogen atoms. At standard pressure, water is a liquid but this exists often on earth with its gaseous state, steam and solid state, ice. Water covers 71 percent of the earth's surface whether you believe it or not.


Urban wastewater however is different type of water because this is a major threat both to health and to natural environment. This water should be treated well in treatment plants as this can be a carrier of organic pollution.


Wastewater is any type of water that has been affected in quality by the industrial, domestic, agricultural or commercial activities. Moving bed biofilm reactor (mbbr) treatment is the process that could be done for the sole purpose of transforming the wastewater which can't be used by humans since it's dirty to an effluent that could be reused.


The treatment is focused to eliminate dirty substances or impurities from water and to get this done, there are different methods that are used and applied in the so-called waste water treatment plant. Wastewater treatment plants are also referred as water pollution plants or sewage treatment plants that remove pollutants from wastewater before it can be reused again. To purify the water at the plants, there are many biological processes being followed. For the treatment, this normally takes place around 7 hours only to remove most impurities from the wastewater but in natural environment, the same process can take weeks.


Separation - it transfers the impurities to remove grease, oil and solids at this stage. In most instances, this needs the process of eliminating the solids which will vary depending on the concentration level of impurities.


Sedimentation - to remove the non-polar liquids and solids from the water, it uses gravity for this stage. It's at this stage where the substances are actually heavier compared to water and collected at bottom of the basins. Other steps have to be followed to be able to complete the elimination process.


Filtration - fine solids could be removed through filtration by making use of tools like barrier which attempts to get rid of matters via which the water passes through. Either biological or chemical processes will be used at this phase to remove the impurities.


Oxidation - believe it or not, this process is extremely effective in terms of reducing the toxicity of impurities and the treatment helps in converting some impurities to water, solids as well as carbon dioxide.


The wastewater treatment plants are free to make use of any of the aforementioned processes to clean the impurities present in water. Read this post:  http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4896800_waste-water-treatment-plant-work.html