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Sour Water, Foaming and Aeration

QUESTION Sour Water, Foaming and Aeration We have been dealing with an upset condition at our facility due to having to treat some stored sour water inventory. The water is high in sulfides (136 ppm) and …

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Can H2o2 Treat Ammonia?

QUESTION Can H2o2 Treat Ammonia? We are experiencing high levels of ammonia at our wastewater treatment unit. Do you have any experience treating ammonia?  Jean – Lead Operator   ANSWER Hydrogen peroxide is a very powerful chemical …

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Aeration Lagoons and High Temperatures

QUESTION We have been having persistent issues maintaining dissolved oxygen levels in our aeration lagoons. We are looking at adding more surface aerators as a possible fix but heard hydrogen peroxide might be another alternative. We …

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Activated Sludge Basin and Dissolved Oxygen

QUESTION I have an activated sludge basin that I can’t keep the DO levels up and its now starting to affect both my BOD and ammonia levels exiting the plant.  I’ve heard about other refineries using hydrogen …

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