Wastewater Engineering
 Formulae & Calculations
Updated 27 July 2008
Wastewater Engineering
Group is pleased to provide you the following formula and calculations
most commonly used in water and wastewater engineering. We hope
you find this page useful and please feel free to send us your
comments or if you would like us to include a particular calculation:
1. Wastewater Screening Design Calculator:
2. SVI  Sludge Volume Index Calculations:
3. Sludge Volume Reduction through dewatering for fuel treatment (Industrial Effluent)
Dry sludge content 
Sludge volume 
1% (roughly 10000 mg/L MLSS) 
1 volume 
25% 
12% (reduced by 88%) 
30% 
10% (reduced by 90%) 
40% 
7.5% (reduced by 92.5%) 
50% 
6% (reduced by 94%) 
Note:
1.
Source: Filters and Filtration Handbook by Ken Sutherland,
5th edition
2. The above table has its limitations and should not be blinded applied. In the original text the author was trying to give an idea on sludge from oil fuel
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