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Optimisation of Noosa BNR plant to improve performance and reduce operating costs

M Thomas, P Wright, L Blackall, V Urbain, J Keller

WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY | I W A PUBLISHING | Published : 2003

Abstract

Noosa WWTP is publicly owned and privately operated by Australian Water Services. The process includes primary sedimentation, raw sludge fermentation, biological nutrient removal (BNR), sand filtration and ultraviolet (UV) disinfection. An innovative feature of the plant is the supplementary carbon dosing facility to avoid the use of metal salts (alum or ferric) for phosphorus removal. The average flow treated during 2000 was 9.0 ML/d. The annual 50 percentile effluent quality requirements for nutrients are total N < 5 mg/L and total P < 1 mg/L. The objectives of this project were to: determine the cause of variability in phosphorus removal; develop a strategy to control the variability in p..

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