System and method for enhanced wastewater treatment
Virginia Tech Intellectual Properties, Inc.
Novak, John T.
Abu-Orf, Mohammad M.
Blumenschein, Charles D.
Muller, Christopher D.
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Enhanced wastewater treatment utilizing directed energy to promote degradation of sludge is disclosed. The directed energy is delivered in a stream circulating to and from an anaerobic digester. The directed energy incorporates mechanical shear energy, ultrasonic energy, and/or hydraulic shear energy. Characterization of odor potential is further disclosed involving the analyzing volatilized sulfur-containing species from dewatered sludge. The odor potential can be used to control operation of the wastewater treatment by controlling the directed energy and/or polymer dose.
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