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Main Title Status of porous biomass support systems for wastewater treatment : an innovative/alternative technology assessment /
Author Boyle, William C. ; Wallace, A. T.
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Author Title of a Work
Wallace, Alfred T.,
CORP Author Dynamac Corp., Rockville, MD. ;Wisconsin Univ.-Madison. ;Idaho Univ., Moscow.;Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Water Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA-600/2-86/019; EPA-68-03-3130; PB86156965
Stock Number PB86-156965
OCLC Number 733617547
Subjects Sewage--Purification ; Water--Purification
Additional Subjects Aeration ; Sewage treatment ; Biomass ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Polyurethane resins ; Foam rubber ; Porous materials ; Feasibility ; Assessments ; Alternative planning ; Porous biomass support systems
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ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-86-019 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 07/22/2021
NTIS  PB86-156965 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 1 volume (various pagings) ; 28 cm
A study was conducted to assess the emerging wastewater treatment technology of porous biomass support systems (PBSS). These systems use large numbers of small, open-cell or reticulated polyurethane foam pads to support high concentrations of biomass in an aeration basin. Visits were made to laboratories of the original process developers in the United Kingdom and in West Germany. The study concluded that PBSS technology does not presently qualify as a fully developed technology, but that the technology offers some attractive potential benefits and very little risk for some intended applications.