Sewage Parameters 6 Part 2: Total Nitrogen

2018-10-08T14:37:10+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Education Blog|

Hi, Today we are going to discuss how to actually denitrify (the conversion of NO3 to Nitrogen (N) and Oxygen (O2) gas which is given off in the atmosphere) which is the second step in the process to lower Total Nitrogen in treated sewage effluent and is termed Denitrification. The total Nitrogen reduction process has

Sewage Parameters 7: Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)

2018-10-08T15:28:32+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Education Blog|

When discussing package sewage treatment one parameter that we neglected to cover is that of COD which means Chemical Oxygen Demand.  It is a test of the amount of oxygen required to oxidise organic matter in a sewage sample by chemical oxidation with a powerful oxidising agent such Potassium Dichromate. COD is closely related to BOD or

Sewage Treatment Terminology Explained A-Z Part 1;Aerotor to Anoxic

2018-07-19T15:05:33+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Education Blog|

In many specialist areas of professional, scientific and commercial life a certain 'jargon' builds up, often serving to mystify and confuse the outsider.  Sewage Treatment is no exception and over the course of eight weekly articles we will attempt to define and explain the most commonly used terms in sewage/wastewater treatment especially those used in

Sewage Treatment Terminology Explained A-Z Part 2;Balance Tank to BOD

2018-07-19T15:06:48+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Education Blog|

This week we are concentrating on explaining terms or jargon beginning with 'B' used in the area of sewage or wastewater treatment.  The terms are; Balance Tank, Biofilm, Biozone, Blivet, BMS & BOD/Biochemical Oxygen Demand. 8. BALANCE TANK: A tank placed before a BMS BLIVET installation when most of the SEWAGE flow comes over a few hours

Sewage Treatment Terminology Explained A-Z Part 3; C to E; Clarifier to Eutrophication

2018-07-19T15:07:59+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Education Blog|

Week 3 of our series explaining terms/jargon/terminology used in the area of sewage or wastewater treatment sees us concentrating on terms beginning with 'C-E'.  The terms are; Clarifier, COD, Combined System, Denitrification, Dry Weather Flow, Effluent, Effluent Treatment Plant/System & Eutrophication. 14. CLARIFIER: See HUMUS TANK 15. COD: It is a test of the amount of oxygen required to oxidise

Sewage Treatment Terminology Explained A-Z Part 4; F to K; Ferric Sulphate to Kjeldahl Nitrogen

2018-07-19T15:08:30+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Education Blog|

We are back with Week 4 of our series explaining terms/jargon/terminology used in the area of sewage or wastewater treatment.  This week we review terminology beginning with 'C-E'.  The terms are; Ferric Sulphate (FeSO4), Final Effluent, Final Settlement Tank, Foul Sewage, Humus Tank, Influent & Kjeldahl Nitrogen. 22. FERRIC SULPHATE (FeSO4): A chemical that is dosed into

Sewage Treatment Terminology Explained A-Z Part 5; Nitrate to Primary Settlement Tank

2018-07-19T15:13:20+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Education Blog|

Butler Manufacturing Services (BMS) Ltd. series explaining terms/jargon/terminology used in the area of sewage or wastewater treatment continues with terms from N-P. The terms are; Nitrate: (NO3), Nitrite (NO2),Nitrification, Nitrogen (Total Nitrogen), Package, Phosphorous (P/TP), Plug Flow, Population Equivalent (PE) & Primary Settlement Tank (PST). 29. NITRATE (NO3): A form of NITROGEN found in aged sewage or

Sewage Treatment Terminology Explained A-Z Part 6; Raw Sewage to Sewage Treatment Plant/System;

2018-07-19T15:14:08+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Education Blog|

BMS series explaining terms/jargon/terminology used in the area of sewage or wastewater treatment continues with terms from R-S.  The terms are; Raw Sewage, Rotating Biological Contactor (RBC), Sand Filter, Saran Filter, Separate Settlement Tanks, Separate System, Septic Tank, Sewage, Sewage Treatment Plant/System. 38. RAW SEWAGE: See FOUL SEWAGE. 39. ROTATING BIOLOGICAL CONTACTOR (RBC): A type of SEWAGE treatment

Sewage Treatment Terminology Explained A-Z Part 7; Sludge to Whole Life Cost;

2018-07-19T15:15:07+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Education Blog|

The last in BMS series explaining terms/jargon/terminology used in the area of sewage or wastewater treatment finishes with terms from S-W; Sludge, STP, Surface Water, Suspended Solids, Tertiary Treatment, UV Disinfection, Wastewater, Wastewater Treatment Plant/System & Whole Life Cost.  We will publish the whole list from A-Z next week.  Links to Parts 1-6 are available at

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