Large Scale ABF Mode Proves to be an Innovative Alternative for the City of Memphis

by Jerry R. Collins, City of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA,
Terry L. Johnson, City of Memphis, Memphis, TN, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Environmental Engineering


The article describes a modification carried out to overcome overloading of wastewater treatment plant at Memphis. The plant was originally constructed as a contact stabilization activated sludge process. From pilot plant studies the Activated Bio-Filter/activated sludge system was found to be the most appropriate. The implementation of this modification and the results obtained are presented.

Subject Headings: Wastewater treatment plants | Activated sludge | Biological processes | Urban areas | Sewage | Overloads | Innovation

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