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Aerators and Clarifiers

Aerators and Clarifiers

The two tanks in the foreground are aerators and those in the background are clarifiers. Aerators introduce oxygen into the influent and the clarifiers allow sludge to settle out of the water. Aerators and clarifiers are interconnected. The primary flow of influent is from aerators to clarifiers, but a certain portion of activated "seed" sludge is returned from the clarifiers to the aerators to encourage growth of the bacteria and protozoa in the aeration process.
Galleries: A Water Reclamation Facility, Northeast Water Reclamation Facility, Pinellas, Sewage and Water Treatment
Keywords: aerator, clarifier, reclaimed water, recycled water, sewage treatment, waste water, water reclamation
Photo Location: Northeast Water Reclamation Facility, St. Petersburg, FL
Photographer: Dr. Roy Winkelman
Date of Photo: 08/23/2013
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.0125
F Number: 18
Original Dimensions: 5460×3294
Picture Orientation: Landscape
GPS Coordinates: 27°49'40.28"N 82°37'10.53"W
Picture Number: 23478