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Main Title Rotating Biological Contactors: U.S. Overview.
Author Kreissl, J. F. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/D-87/023;
Stock Number PB87-146296
Additional Subjects Waste water ; Sewage treatment ; Nitrification ; National government ; Rotating biological contactor
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-146296 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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Rotating biological contactors (RBCs) are relatively new to secondary wastewater treatment in the United States, with over 500 municipal facilities being installed in the last decade. In addition to secondary treatment applications, RBCs have also been used successfully to upgrade marginal treatment facilities and to provide nitrification. Because of a variety of problems related to the design, construction, operation, and application of RBC facilities throughout the country, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has undertaken a number of research projects to investigate and identify the nature and extent of these problems and to determine possible solutions. These efforts have indicated that when properly designed, built, and operated, RBCs can provide an acceptable alternative biological treatment system.