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Effect of Turbulence on Activated Sludge Effluent Clarity
Author: Denny S. Parker
Date: 10/70
Presented at the Twelfth Annual Northern Regional Conference of the California Water Pollution Control Association, Stockton, California, October 3,1970

The activated sludge process is one of the most commonly employed sewage and industrial waste treatment processes. However, increasingly stringent water quality standards are demanding effluents of consistently low turbidity, a condition the process may fail to meet for a variety of reasons. This paper explores one of the causes for high effluent turbidity and suggests ways and means for improving effluent clarity.