Operational Management

Activated Sludge Systems
The most typical type of system in use today uses activated sludge. Activated sludge is effective as long as the operating parameters are consistent. Those parameters are: loadings, dissolved oxygen, pH, nitrogen and phosphorous levels. When one or more of these factors are changed, the entire process could be affected. JES operators have extensive experience in dealing with these problems and what operational changes should be made to correct these problems. When systems are in total upsets, knowing whether to chlorinate, use of polymers, bagged microorganisms, or alternative treatments are what makes JES operators so skilled. We will recommend a favorable solution with the client’s cost as a primary focus.

Chemical-Physical Systems
Polymers, Filtration, Breakpoint chlorination are processes that don’t typically use activated sludge as their primary treatment method. The problems associated with these types of systems are unlike those associated with the activated sludge plant. Often there are mechanical problems, incorrect chemical dosages and poorly maintained equipment. The challenge is to pinpoint what the cause of the problem is and then to quickly make the essential corrections to bring the plant back in compliance. JES operators have experience in these areas and will provide the necessary expertise to resolve these issues.

Ultra Filtration Systems
Ultra Filtration Membrane, or ultra filtration is growing in popularity as a very effective means of treatment of water and wastewater systems. These systems provide a very high quality effluent that is consistent in nature. These plants require very specific maintenance procedures to ensure sustained treatment. JES operators know some of the common problems associated with these plants and have experience in operating this type of system successfully.

Sequential Batch Reactors (SBR)
SBR (Sequential Batch Reactors) plants also operate with an activated sludge process yet the actual composition of the plant is significantly smaller because all of the reactions essentially take place in one basin. This kind of plant poses a different type of challenge and you need operators who have experience in dealing with hurdles without hindering operation. The JES operator will be able to microscopically analyze your bacteria culture and make some recommendations for improvements in your SBR.

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