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Main Title Phosphate Removal by Activated Sludge, Amenability Studies at Cleveland, Ohio.
Author Livel, L. D. ; Hor, J. A. ; Scal, M. R. ; Pfeffe, F. M. ; Withero, J. L. ;
CORP Author Robert S. Kerr Water Research Center, Ada, Okla.
Year Published 1968
Stock Number PB-226 382
Additional Subjects Chemical removal(Sewage treatment) ; Phosphorus ; Activated sludge process ; Pilot plants ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-226 382 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 60p
Phosphate removal by activated sludge was investigated in pilot- and plant-scale research conducted at the Cleveland, Ohio Easterly Pollution Control Center. These studies showed that the aeration tanks were averaging 25 percent removal of the orthophosphate in the tank influent. Pilot investigations were made to determine the amenability of the waste and activated sludge to phosphate removal. A slight increase in removal was observed with increasing MLSS or oxygen-demanding substrate concentration. Ferric iron or aluminum salt addition caused high orthophosphate removals. Orthophosphate addition resulted in reduced removal efficiency. After an acclimation period of 18 to 42 hours, the sludge removed significant quantities of orthophosphate. Excluding the chemical addition studies, the maximum removal efficiency was 67 percent. The waste and sludge were concluded as only 'moderately' amenable to phosphate removal. (Modified author abstract)