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Respirometry, a Valuable Tool

Respirometry, a Valuable Tool

EBS often uses respirometry as a valuable tool when evaluating client wastewater treatment systems and programs. Respirometers are versatile instruments that allow us to assess the treatability of a wastewater sample by measuring the respiration rate of aerobic or...

Ammonia in Wastewater

Ammonia in Wastewater

Nitrogen, as ammonia, is a critical nutrient in biological wastewater treatment. It is utilized by bacteria to make proteins, including enzymes needed to break down food or BOD as well as in making energy. In activated sludge, the...

Features of a Wastewater Microscopic Evaluation

Features of a Wastewater Microscopic Evaluation

The purpose of a microscopic evaluation is to determine the biological health of a wastewater treatment system. The results can be used to help predict Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD), Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), TOC, and TSS results or to determine whether or not...