Significant improvements can be made in sludge management with the appropriate analysis. Establishing optimal concentrations reduces energy, transport and disposal costs.
Biological wastewater purification generates bacterial sludge, also known as activated sludge. This needs to be disposed of following dewatering and drying, which can involve significant logistical challenges and financial costs depending on the pollutant. Constant monitoring of the sludge parameters can help optimise treatment and recovery.
Sludge removal from primary sedimentation basins and thickeners can be automated and optimised with continuous sludge level measurements or turbidity and sludge content measurements.
Minimising energy consumption combined with efficient use of the existing sludge volume can reduce operating costs in anaerobic sludge treatment.
The following parameters can be analysed during biological wastewater purification and sludge treatment:
- Sludge content/sludge concentration
- Sludge level
- Heavy metals
- Organic acids
With our years of experience in laboratory and online water analysis, we are the perfect partner and offer total quality solutions for each of these scenarios.