Patents by Inventor Liankui Zhou

Liankui Zhou has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 9771286
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for biological sewage treatment, including a concentrated mixed liquor driving device that uses a gas to drive a concentrated mixed liquor to flow. The present invention further relates to a method for biological sewage treatment, including a step of using a gas to drive a concentrated mixed liquor to flow. The gas can be an aeration gas, especially an oxygen-containing aeration gas after aeration treatment. The apparatus and method of the present invention can sufficiently utilize the energy and oxygen of the aeration gas, so that the energy consumption and maintenance cost of whole apparatus are reduced, biological sewage treatment effects are improved, and sludge floating is prevented. In addition, the apparatus of present invention has advantages of high performance, energy saving, high reliability, and good movability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventors: Jinmin Li, Liankui Zhou, Dayong Li
  • Patent number: 9169143
    Abstract: A pretreatment method is provided, which comprises the following steps: (1) wastewater feed is introduced into a first end of a first aeration basin, and is mixed with a first concentrated mixed liquor to obtain a first mixed liquor; (2) the first mixed liquor is aerated in the aeration stage of the first aeration basin to obtain a second mixed liquor at a second end of the first aeration basin; (3) the second mixed liquor is introduced into a first sedimentation basin to obtain a supernatant and the first concentrated mixed liquor; (4) the supernatant is discharged and at least a part of the first concentrated mixed liquor is returned to the first end of the first aeration basin. At the same time, a sewage treatment method using the wastewater pretreatment method is provided. The pretreatment method can be used steadily for a long time without discharging sludge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Inventors: Jinmin Li, Liankui Zhou, Dayong Li
  • Patent number: 9150441
    Abstract: A sewage treatment apparatus comprises a first stage equipment for treating sewage feed to obtain a first effluent and a second stage equipment for treating the first effluent to obtain a second effluent. The second stage equipment comprises a mixer (VI) for mixing the first effluent and a flocculation agent to obtain the first effluent containing the flocculation agent and a flocculation-clarification equipment (VII) comprises a first flocculation reaction chamber (A), into which the first effluent containing the flocculation agent is entered and subjected to flocculation reaction to form a mixture of water and dreg; a first separation chamber (C), into which the mixture of water and dreg from the first flocculation reaction chamber (A) is entered and separated to obtain a first part of the second effluent and a first dreg; and a second separation chamber (D), into which part of the first dreg is entered and separated to obtain a second part of the second effluent and a second dreg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Inventors: Jinmin Li, Liankui Zhou, Dayong Li
  • Publication number: 20150166381
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an apparatus for biological sewage treatment, including a concentrated mixed liquor driving device that uses a gas to drive a concentrated mixed liquor to flow. The present invention further relates to a method for biological sewage treatment, including a step of using a gas to drive a concentrated mixed liquor to flow. The gas can be an aeration gas, especially an oxygen-containing aeration gas after aeration treatment. The apparatus and method of the present invention can sufficiently utilize the energy and oxygen of the aeration gas, so that the energy consumption and maintenance cost of whole apparatus are reduced, biological sewage treatment effects are improved, and sludge floating is prevented. In addition, the apparatus of present invention has advantages of high performance, energy saving, high reliability, and good movability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: June 18, 2015
    Inventors: Jinmin LI, Liankui ZHOU, Dayong LI
  • Patent number: 8932466
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for sludge treatment, comprising the following steps: (1) mixing a sludge feed from a sewage biotreatment process with a first mixed liquor to obtain a second mixed liquor; (2) subjecting the second mixed liquor to an oxygen-supplying process to obtain a third mixed liquor; (3) subjecting the third mixed liquor to an anoxic process to obtain a fourth mixed liquor; (4) separating the fourth mixed liquor to obtain a supernatant liquid and a first concentrated mixed liquor; (5) discharging the supernatant liquid, and returning at least a part of the first concentrated mixed liquor as the first mixed liquor to the step (1), wherein the amount of sludge of the first concentrated mixed liquor that does not return to the step (1) is less than the amount of sludge of the sludge feed. The present invention further relates to the use of the method for sludge treatment in sewage treatment. The method for sludge treatment can achieve a long term stable run without sludge discharge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Inventors: Jinmin Li, Liankui Zhou, Dayong Li
  • Publication number: 20120234751
    Abstract: A pretreatment method is provided, which comprises the following steps: (1) wastewater feed is introduced into a first end of a first aeration basin, and is mixed with a first concentrated mixed liquor to obtain a first mixed liquor; (2) the first mixed liquor is aerated in the aeration stage of the first aeration basin to obtain a second mixed liquor at a second end of the first aeration basin; (3) the second mixed liquor is introduced into a first sedimentation basin to obtain a supernatant and the first concentrated mixed liquor; (4) the supernatant is discharged and at least a part of the first concentrated mixed liquor is returned to the first end of the first aeration basin. At the same time, a sewage treatment method using the wastewater pretreatment method is provided. The pretreatment method can be used steadily for a long time without discharging sludge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventors: Jinmin Li, Liankui Zhou, Dayong Li
  • Publication number: 20120228217
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for sludge treatment, comprising the following steps: (1) mixing a sludge feed from a sewage biotreatment process with a first mixed liquor to obtain a second mixed liquor; (2) subjecting the second mixed liquor to an oxygen-supplying process to obtain a third mixed liquor; (3) subjecting the third mixed liquor to an anoxic process to obtain a fourth mixed liquor; (4) separating the fourth mixed liquor to obtain a supernatant liquid and a first concentrated mixed liquor; (5) discharging the supernatant liquid, and returning at least a part of the first concentrated mixed liquor as the first mixed liquor to the step (1), wherein the amount of sludge of the first concentrated mixed liquor that does not return to the step (1) is less than the amount of sludge of the sludge feed. The present invention further relates to the use of the method for sludge treatment in sewage treatment. The method for sludge treatment can achieve a long term stable run without sludge discharge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Jinmin Li, Liankui Zhou, Dayong Li
  • Publication number: 20120228204
    Abstract: A sewage treatment apparatus comprises a first stage equipment for treating sewage feed to obtain a first effluent and a second stage equipment for treating the first effluent to obtain a second effluent. The second stage equipment comprises a mixer (VI) for mixing the first effluent and a flocculation agent to obtain the first effluent containing the flocculation agent and a flocculation-clarification equipment (VII) comprises a first flocculation reaction chamber (A), into which the first effluent containing the flocculation agent is entered and subjected to flocculation reaction to form a mixture of water and dreg; a first separation chamber (C), into which the mixture of water and dreg from the first flocculation reaction chamber (A) is entered and separated to obtain a first part of the second effluent and a first dreg; and a second separation chamber (D), into which part of the first dreg is entered and separated to obtain a second part of the second effluent and a second dreg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Inventors: Jinmin Li, Liankui Zhou, Dayong Li