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Activated Sludge Lesson 1Activated Sludge Lesson 1

Introduction to the activated sludge process.

Estimated Length: 30 minute(s)


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Online Lesson1. Activated Sludge Lesson 1 -


At the successful completion of this lesson, the learner will be able to:

  • Define terms common to activated sludge to include aerobic, anoxic, anaerobic, volatile, biomass, RAS and WAS
  • Describe the basic configuration of the activated sludge process
  • Describe the basic activated sludge process to include the role of bacteria
  • List the requirements of the bacteria in the activated sludge process
  • List and define the various flow schemes and aeration processes
  • Describe the function of and monitoring activities associated with the secondary clarifier
  • Describe the functions of RAS and WAS in plant operation and control
Jim Matthews
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