A pulp and paper wastewater treatment plant was frequently experiencing bulking. As a result, they needed a strategy to detect bulking conditions sooner. Earlier detection would allow for actions to be taken before severe damage occurred.
The conventional active sludge plant receives pulp and paper mill effluent. With our solutions, they started routine testing (5 tests weekly) of active biomass and floc-bulking ATP.
The floc-bulking ATP had potential savings of up to $25,946 alone. Full details available in the Early Detection of a Bulking Event case study.