Evaluation of the performance of the Tyson Foods wastewater treatment plant for nitrogen removal

Ubay-Cokgor E., RANDALL C., ORHON D.

WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.51, no.11, pp.159-166, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-166
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In this paper, the performance of the Tyson Foods wastewater treatment plant with an average flow rate of 6500 m(3)/d was evaluated before and after upgrading of the treatment system for nitrogen removal. This study was also covered with an additional recommendation of BIOWIN (TM) BNR program simulation after the modification period to achieve an additional nutrient removal. The results clearly show that the upgrading was very successful for improved nitrogen removal, with a 57% decrease on the total nitrogen discharge. There also were slight reductions in the discharged loads of biological oxygen demand, total suspended solids, ammonium and total phosphorus with denitrification, even though the effluent flow was higher during operation of the nitrogen removal configuration.