A paper mill wastewater facility was treating 940 tons of paper bags, recycled linerboard, and corrugating medium, daily. The mill was interested in improving wastewater operating efficiency and lowering operating expenses over their standard polymer usage. The plant was experiencing filamentous bacteria, solids, and bulking issues in the final clarifier. It was discharging 4,000 pounds of fiber per day into the Ohio river.
The combined effluent from two anaerobic ponds filled an aerobic pond before clarification. After clarification, effluent was discharged to the river and the biosolids were processed by a belt press for thickening before landfill application.
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