Investigation of the treatment of wastewater using activated sludge process

Ayo Samuel Afolabi, Oluwagbenga Johnson, Ambali Saka Abdukareem, Bada Samson Oluwaseyi

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Abstract

The treatment of wastewater with activated sludge process has been received with a great attention for decades. However, the effective application of this field is not as widely spread. In this study, the treatment of wastewater was investigated, and samples were collected and ascertained. The process operation was monitored and major observation and findings were noted. Consistent pH of 7.4 was almost maintained. High nutrients removal efficiency was sustained with low concentration of nitrates and phosphates in effluent wastewater. Suspended solids removal was satisfactory, although undesired spike of 19 mg/l and three undesired values beyond >15mg/l were measured. The micronutrient metals such as Al and Zn were found to be high with highest concentration of 113600 mg/kg and 940 mg/kg. The maximum concentration of 300 mg/kg and 332 mg/kg of Mn and Cr respectively were recorded.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergy, Environment and Sustainable Development
Pages969-976
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 31 2013
Event2012 Asian Pacific Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, APEESD 2012 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Duration: Nov 12 2012Nov 13 2012

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
Volume261-262
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482

Other

Other2012 Asian Pacific Conference on Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development, APEESD 2012
CountryMalaysia
CityKuala Lumpur
Period11/12/1211/13/12

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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Afolabi, A. S., Johnson, O., Abdukareem, A. S., & Oluwaseyi, B. S. (2013). Investigation of the treatment of wastewater using activated sludge process. In Energy, Environment and Sustainable Development (pp. 969-976). (Applied Mechanics and Materials; Vol. 261-262). https://doi.org/10.4028/www.scientific.net/AMM.260-261.969