The pulp and paper industry relies heavily on aerobic biological treatment processes to remove biodegradable organics (BOD5), suspended solids, and pollutants that can cause bioassay-measured toxicity. Effective aeration systems are an essential part of any aerobic wastewater treatment system, providing oxygen for aerobic bacterial growth and mixing. Over time, pulp and paper mills typically see reduced biological treatment performance resulting from sludge build up in lagoons. The build up of sludge leads to reduced lagoon capacity, inadequate oxygen supply, and mixing. Beyond inefficient water treatment processing and higher energy costs, this can result in non-compliance with NPDES permit discharge limits and potential fines and penalties.
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