September 12th webcast - Aerobic Granular Sludge

Sep 12th, 2019

Originally aired on September 12, 2019
and now available for on demand viewing! 


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Event Description:

Within a single tank, the AGS system creates proper conditions to reliably maintain a stable granule, without the need of carriers. Due to the layered microbial community within the granule structure, simultaneous processes take place in the granular biomass, including EBPR, and simultaneous nitrification/denitrification. Extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) biopolymer, produced by bacteria, forms the backbone of the granule.  These granules enable the system to better withstand adverse conditions compared to conventional systems.

Due to the characteristics of the granular biomass and enhanced settling properties (SVI at 30-50 mL/g), the system is typically designed for 8 g/L of MLSS. Based on this and the fact that all processes occur in a single tank, the AGS system reduces footprint up to 75% and provides up to 50% energy savings compared to activated sludge systems; in addition to savings in chemical consumption when low level effluent nutrients are required. AGS is an ideal technology for plants looking to increase capacity, retrofit or upgrade, expand with limited footprint, and enhance biological nutrient removal. 

Presented by:

Aaron Glauch
Senior Process Engineer
Aqua-Aerobic Systems, Inc.

Aaron possesses a B.S degree in Environmental Engineering from Colorado School of Mines. 
Industry Experience
Aaron has worked in the wastewater treatment industry since 2015.  He has designed a variety of secondary and tertiary wastewater treatment systems, including: SBRs, MBRs, Cloth Media Filters.
Since 2017, he has specialized in the design of Aerobic Granular Sludge Technology systems.  

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