|Determination of activated sludge biokinetic constants for chemical and plastic industrial wastewaters /
Kincannon, Don F. ;
Stover, Enos L.
|Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. School of Civil Engineering.;Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Lab., Ada, OK.
| Robert S. Kerr Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Sewage--Purification--Biological treatment ;
Factory and trade waste--United States
Chemical industry ;
Plastic industry ;
Water pollution control ;
Activated sludge process ;
Organic compounds ;
Reaction kinetics ;
Industrial waste treatment ;
Biological industrial waste treatment ;
Biokinetic constants ;
Path of pollutants ;
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|6 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The most widely used method of wastewater treatment is biological treatment. The use of kinetic models to describe the behavior of a biological wastewater treatment process has become widely accepted practice. The most often used kinetic models include those developed by Eckenfeler, McKinney, Lawrence and McCarty, and Gaudy. However, there has not been enough information available to establish reliable values for these kinetic constants for industrial wastwaters. This project has determined the biokinetic constants and fate for 24 toxic organic pollutants when present in ahighly biodegradable wastewater. This study has produced a methodology for analysis of the test results from biological activated sludge systems for determining the biological variability inherent in these types of systems. This study also investigated the possiblility of predicting the fate and effluent concentrations of the various priority pollutants. It was found that good predictions for the priority pollutants can be made.
At head of title: Project summary." "EPA/600-S2-83-073." "Jan. 1984."