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Main Title Predicting the Rate of Trace-Organic Compound Removal by Natural Biofilms.
Author Gantzer, C. J. ; Kollig, H. P. ; Rittmann, B. E. ; Lewis, D. L. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Athens, GA. ;Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Dept. of Civil and Mining Engineering. ;Illinois Univ. at Urbana-Champaign. Dept. of Civil Engineering.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/J-88/033;
Stock Number PB88-224993
Additional Subjects Water pollution control ; Organic compounds ; Cresols ; Mathematical models ; Concentration(Composition) ; Mass transfer ; Reprints ; Biodegradation ; Water Quality index ; Biofilms ; Chemical reaction kinetics ; 2,4 D-ester ; Phenoxyacetic acid/dichloro-butoxyethyl ester
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NTIS  PB88-224993 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
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The study examined the ability of a mechanistic biofilm kinetic model to predict the rate at which natural biofilms removed trace concentrations of p-cresol and a 2,4-D ester. Natural biofilm samples were obtained by colonizing Teflon strips at a river site (a bacterial biofilm) and at two pond sites (mixed algal-bacterial biofilms). Biofilm density, biofilm thickness, and intrinsic microbial rate constants were calculated independently. Mass transport parameters were obtained from existing equations. Although the biofilm model treated the two types of biofilms as if they were homogeneous, the tested biofilm kinetic model successfully predicted the rates at which p-cresol and the 2,4-D ester were removed by natural biofilms when the experimental reactors were operated under a wide range of biological and mass transport conditions. (Copyright (c) 1988 Pergamon Journals Ltd.)