Pilot studies are useful and often vital when designing new industrial wastewater plants or upgrading existing plants. They are also useful for troubleshooting problems in existing wastewater treatment plants as operating parameters can be more easily manipulated on a reduced scale.
Wastewater Futures has highly qualified staff with established research backgrounds, with hands-on process operational experience. We draw upon these skills to design, build, operate and optimise wastewater treatment pilot plants.
Pilot Projects have included:
- Operating seven 60 L sequencing batch reactors fed with wastewater from a full-scale wastewater treatment plant. Different operating scenarios were investigated to optimse sludge settleability. (ACT, 2006)
- A 6 m3 sequencing batch reactor was operated based on a preliminary laboratory study for the treatment of landfill leachate. The pilot plant was successfully operated for high rate nitrification, which offered benefits of reduced reactor size for the full-scale application. A full-scale plant was designed and constructed based on these results. (QLD, 2001)
- A pilot plant was established based on information obtained in a Laboratory study for the treatment of minerals processing wastewater. The pilot plant verified the use of biological carriers to optimse nitrification and improve sludge maintenance in a 150 m3 reactor. (QLD, 2000)