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Main Title Literature Search and Critical Analysis of Biological Trickling Filter Studies - Volume I.
CORP Author Dow Chemical Co., Midland, Mich. Functional Products and Systems.
Year Published 1971
Report Number FWPCA-14-12-474; EPA-17050-DDY; 13638,; 17050-DDY-12/71-1
Stock Number PB-211 909
Additional Subjects ( Trickling filtration ; Reviews) ; ( Sewage treatment ; Trickling filtration) ; ( Industrial waste treatment ; Trickling filtration) ; History ; Design ; Maintenance ; Performance evaluation ; Research ; Patents ; Cost estimates ; Ecology ; Aerobic processes ; Trickling filters ; Chemical industry ; Food processing ; Laundries ; Water pollution ; Agricultural wastes ; Metal industry ; Drug industry ; Fermentation ; Paper industry ; Radioactive waste processing ; Textile industry ; Biological industrial waste treatment ; Brewing industry ; Military facilities ; Poultry processing ; Tanneries ; Water pollution control
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-211 909 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 330p
A two volume compilation, review and critique of the literature on biological trickling filter studies and related pollution abatement processes have been made. In the report, the literature review and critical analysis, is divided into: Introduction, definitions, history and background theory of the trickling filter process; Plant design, materials of construction, operation, maintenance and performance; Trickling filter research and development approaches, ecology, and patents, and Applications of trickling filter to specific industrial wastes. Based on the review, several general conclusions were drawn. There is no well-defined theory of design and operation. Much published work was redundant, and European efforts were not readily accepted in the United States, and vice versa. The literature reflects cycles of interest in trickling filters. The process is not applicable to all pollution problems, but its shock survival capabilities and rapid flow-through time are definite advantages which cannot be overlooked in any design of a waste treatment facility.