Wastewater treatment technology of powdered activated carbon

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Powdered Activated Carbon Treatment (PACT) is a wastewater technology in which powdered activated carbon is added to an anaerobic or aerobic treatment system.carbon activated manufacturer  The carbon in the biological treatment process adsorbs recalcitrant compounds that are not readily biodegradable, thereby reducing the chemical oxygen demand of the wastewater and removing toxins.The carbon also acts as a "buffer" against the effects of toxic organics in the wastewater.

In such a system, biological treatment and carbon adsorption are combined into a single, synergistic treatment step.The result is a system which offers significant cost reduction compared to activated sludge and granular carbon treatment options. The addition of the powdered activated carbon stabilizes biological systems against upsets and shock loading, controls color and odor, and may reduce disposal costs while removing soluble organics.

In an aerobic treatment system, influent first enters an aeration tank where the powdered carbon is added, making up a portion of mixed liquor suspended solids. pellets activated carbon Once the aeration is completed, the treated wastewater and the carbon-biomass slurry are allowed to settle.In cases where complete solids separation is needed, such as for reuse, an MBR may be used in place of the clarifer.

Following treatment, a portion of the carbon and biomass slurry is wasted to solids handling. Due to the presence of the powdered activated carbon, the sludge settles, thickens, and dewaters better compared to conventional activated sludge processes. These solids can be wasted and disposed of as a slurry, dewatered to a compact, stable cake, or pumped as a slurry to a wet air oxidation unit for further processing to regenerate the carbon and destroy the biological solids.


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