Tampa's Hookers Point AWT Plant Working Well

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1981, Vol. 51, Issue 6, Pg. 56-58

Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The Tampa, Florida advanced wastewater treatment plant is designed to remove a high degree of BOD suspended solids, nitrogen and phosphorous. Presently, the state has exempted the plant from the phosphorus removal requirement because the background phosphorus levels in Tampa Bay are already very high. The treatment process consists of the following: primary treatment; pure oxygen secondary aeration, first for carbonaceous BOD removal, and later for converting ammonia to nitrate; secondary clarification, and finally passage through sand filters containing a slime of dentrifying bacteria, for conversion of nitrate to nitrogen gas. The plant is operating well, and it was a nominee for the 1981 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award.

Subject Headings: Biological processes | Innovation | Wastewater management | Water treatment | Water treatment plants |

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