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Causes and Cures of Scum and Foam Formation in Treatment Plants
Author: Chuck S. Zickefoose, Robert Vass
Date: 11/84
Presented at the California Water Control Pollution Association 1984 Southern Regional Training Conference, San Bernardino, California, November 2, 1984

The purpose of this paper is to address the potential causes of foaming in treatment plants and successes and failures of attempts to cure it. The focus of this paper is on the treatment processes of activated sludge and anaerobic digestion.