Date of Award


Document Type

Thesis - SCU Access Only


Santa Clara University


Civil Engineering

First Advisor

Steven Chiesa


This project investigated the feasibility of updating the sludge management process at the San Jose-Santa Clara Wastewater Treatment Plant to a new system called the DEMON or Deammonification system. The wastewater treatment plant is an ideal site for the chosen system because it currently produces a nitrified effluent stream, uses anaerobic digestion for sludge stabilization, has a high level of operator expertise available, and is located in a moderate climate. The proposed solution includes a sequencing batch reactor Anammox system with DEMON technology that includes a pH system to control aeration cycling and allows micro processing control of aerobic and anoxic phases. The size and number of tanks was designed based on the plant's needed flow capacity and the nitrogen loading rate needed.

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