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Main Title Anaerobic - Aerobic Ponds for Beet Sugar Waste Treatment.
Author Oswal, William J. ; Tsugit, Ronald A. ; Goluek, Clarence G. ; Coope, Robert C. ;
CORP Author Beet Sugar Development Foundation, Fort Collins, Colo.
Year Published 1973
Report Number EPA-WPD-93-03 ;EPA-WPD-93-04; R2-73-025;
Stock Number PB-227 343
Additional Subjects Food processing ; Industrial waste treatment ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Aeration ; Nutrients ; Algae ; Sugar beet processing ; Water pollution control ; Anaerobic lagoons ; Aerbic ponds
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NTIS  PB-227 343 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 156p
Sugarbeet factory transport (flume) water wastes were treated in pilot-sized anaerobic, facultative and aerobic ponds to remove BOD. Physical, chemical and mechanical data were collected on the performance of each pond which showed cause for abandoning the facultative phase of treating. BOD removal in the anaerobic pond was a linear function of the BOD loading and up to a loading of 2,000 pounds of BOD per acre per day, 80% removal was accomplished with the assistance of mechanical aeration. The algae (aerobic), pond was mixed by means of fours 12,000 gpm propeller pumps. Some unseparated algae pond effluent was recycled to the anaerobic pond providing organic nitrogen, phosphorus and 'seed' for the microbial transformations. Additional nutrients were required for maximum performance. The system was effective in converting soluble BOD to insoluble BOD. The report contains 42 figures and 11 tables which show potential commercial application of certain segments of the processes investigated. (Modified author abstract)