How does Rainfall affect the efficiency of Water Treatment Plants?
Stormwater not only carries more pathogens during periods of heavy rain, but it also raises the flow rate to the wastewater treatment facility. In many cases, the flow rate exceeds the treatment capacity of the facility, which might have an impact on treatment performance.
Let us see how rainfall affects the performance of water and wastewater treatment plants!
Rainwater that combines with sewage has two effects on the performance of treatment plants_
The first problem is that it dilutes the concentration of sewage. This may appear to be a good thing, but it is not. Wastewater treatment is a biological process, and like all living things, it requires a consistent food supply to thrive. If the food supply is reduced, the organism will operate poorly. Even so, in most cases, this does not pose a serious concern. Instead, it simply makes regular performance slightly poorer before returning to normal, once the flow is reduced.
The overload of plant hydraulics is theserious issue induced by excessive rain. Each tank in the process is intended to handle a specified range of flows. When this range is surpassed, the process suffers adversely, sometimes substantially. The following are the primary issues:
1: Certain methods are intended to separate flows into thicker sludge and cleaner water. Hydraulic overloads cause the sludge to thin and pure water to become dirtier.
2: Because biology necessitates a consistent food supply. They also require time to digest the food. Hydraulic overload limits the amount of time available for eating, implying that the biology does not have enough time to accomplish its function.
There are countless more processes that are also negatively impacted, but each of these is a variant on the two issues mentioned above.
Now, you can see, severe rain can be a major issue!
As a result, Wastewater Treatment Plant Manufacturers like Netsol Water Solutions take precautions to ensure that it has the least possible impact. For starters, Governments and Municipalities no longer construct collection systems that combine rainwater and sewage.Those old combined sewers routed all rainwater to sewage treatment plants, which was entirely unneeded. Modern separated sewer lines (also known as sanitary sewers) are kept in good working in order to keep rainwater out.
Second, we construct infrastructure that can handle fluctuations inflow. This is always required because flows alter as populations change. Rain, on the other hand, is not a big factor in modern systems where precipitation is limited.
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