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278-Introduction to Wastewater Clarifier Design

By: Nikolay Voutchkov, PE, BCEE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

This is a Spotlight Course of the Week (Expires: 1/25/2019)
278-Introduction to Wastewater Clarifier Design

This course introduces the reader to the key issues and considerations associated with successful and cost-effective design of primary and secondary clarifiers for wastewater treatment plants. The course presents an overview of the main advantages and disadvantages of rectangular and circular clarifiers and provides key design criteria for primary and secondary clarifiers.

In the course the reader will find guidance of how to select the most appropriate configuration, surface overflow rate, hydraulic detention time, and depth of primary and secondary clarifiers and how to tailor clarifier design to the typical challenges facing almost all wastewater treatment plants such as: excessive transient flows during wet weather conditions; septicity of the plant influent and primary sludge, occasional upsets of the activated sludge system resulting in poorly settling sludge; and episodes of rapid increase of sludge blanket depth, and deterioration of clarifier effluent quality.

The course discusses how the configuration and type of the selected plant influent pump station, screening and grit removal equipment impact clarifier performance as well as how clarifier operation influences other key wastewater treatment plant facilities such as the activated sludge aeration basins, sludge thickeners, and aerobic and anaerobic digesters. The reader will learn about the typical approaches used for optimization of the clarifier – activated sludge system design and will find case studies implementing such approaches at full-scale wastewater treatment plants.

278-Introduction to Wastewater Clarifier Design
Glenn Richter
05/27/2018
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Very good detailed course. The answer to question 1 is wrong. The correct answer is sidewater depth, which is not available. The weir depth is available and is assumed to be the depth below the weir to the bottom of the clarifier. Thanks.
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278-Introduction to Wastewater Clarifier Design
Robert Deal
12/28/2017
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This course was very informative for design and operational guidelines used for rectangular and circular clarifiers.
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278-Introduction to Wastewater Clarifier Design
John Weis
08/20/2017
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Very good overall review of clarifier operation. Numerous insights on use of chemistry and resulting clarifier performance.
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278-Introduction to Wastewater Clarifier Design
Keith
03/18/2017
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Good overview with specific design guidelines and case studies
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