Performance Evaluation of Extended Aeration-Based Sewage Treatment Plants at NCT of Delhi, India


SK Singh, Vasudev Kapoor, Karan Siriya, Mehak Vashisth
Department of Environmental Engineering, Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India.


Due to urbanization and industrialization huge amount of wastewater is being generated, which is causing water pollution. Nowadays water pollution is a serious problem. The present study has been carried out to evaluate the efficiency of a waste water treatment plants with Extended Aeration Sludge Process (EASP). This has been done by examining the various physiochemical characteristics of wastewater (BOD, COD, TSS & PO4), including a comparison of these characteristics at inlet and outlets of wastewater treatment plants and their variance over time. The examination of the competency of a technology is necessary for further optimization of the treatment units whilst complying with the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) requirements. In New Delhi’s Extended Aeration Plants are not working to their peak potential, but have still been able to treat the significant wastewater effectively. The study implies that the effluent released into the Yamuna River would not contribute to the river’s level of pollution.