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What is reverse osmosis and how is it best used?

In wastewater treatment, reverse osmosis is a water purification technology that, like ultrafiltration, uses a semipermeable membrane to remove larger particles from drinking water. But in reverse osmosis, an applied pressure is used to overcome osmotic pressure, a colligative property that is driven by chemical potential, a thermodynamic parameter.
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In primary treatment, what are the pH process controls for treating wastewater?

The measure of free hydrogen activity in water -- called “pH” for “potential for hydrogen” -- is undoubtedly the most important and most-used wastewater treatment measure. Dependence on pH as a measure relevant to water quality and its control occurs in practically every phase of water supply and wastewater treatment, including acid-base neutralization, water softening, precipitation, coagulation, disinfection and corrosion control.
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Activated-sludge troubleshooting guidelines

Someone recently asked, “What are some troubleshooting guidelines or procedures for overall process control of activated sludge?”
Someone recently asked, “What are some troubleshooting guidelines or procedures for overall process control of activated sludge?”
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