Wastewater Unit Process Inspection: Trickling Filters Mobile App
Trickling filters are a method of wastewater treatment that involves water and other solids flowing over a bed of gravel, rocks or other material.
How does it work?
As the material flows down, it creates a layer of biofilm made up of a collection of microorganisms. The biological aerobic conditions are achieved and maintained by systems of forced air or diffusion. The Wastewater Inspection Unit Process Trickling Filters app should be used during an inspection of the treatment facility systems. The app will look at the filter operations, biomass color, odor, recirculation pumps and rate, and flow rate distribution. The app will also look at problems in the processes such as uneven flow distribution, filter clogging, nozzles clogging, filter flies and vegetation on filters or piping. Maintenance of these aspects of the plant will make certain that the gallons of water at discharge meet local and federal regulations.