Treatment and Monitoring of Nutrients, Odour and Sludge at a Small-town Demonstration Wastewater Treatment System.

Treatment and Monitoring of Nutrients, Odour and Sludge at a Small-town Demonstration Wastewater Treatment System.

It is proposed that such a demonstration wastewater treatment system will be built for an existing small town in Ireland in conjunction with Galway County Council. Organic carbon nutrients and odours will be removed using a new low-cost robust biofilm technology which has been developed and tested by NUI Galway at laboratory- and pilot-plant scale. The sludge and effluent wastewater will be finally treated on short rotation willow groves - willow chips are used as a biofuel. Membrane filtration soil sand and wetland filter alternatives will also be installed. The performance of the treatment system will be monitored remotely using samplers sensors analysers and modems. Remote controls will be installed. Computer models and design criteria will be developed and published.

If you want to read more about this project, you can do so at erc.epa.ie.

Environmental Protection Agency 2006-ET-LS-12-M3
Michael Rodgers

Keywords: Wastewater treatment; Nutrients; Odour; Sludge

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