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Main Title Design information on rotating biological contactors {microform} /
Author Brenner, R. C. ; Heidman, J. A. ; Opatken, E. J. ; Petrasek, Jr, A. C.
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Author Title of a Work
Brenner, Richard C.
CORP Author Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH. Wastewater Research Div.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1984
Report Number EPA/600/2-84/106
Stock Number PB84-199561
Subjects Sewage disposal plants--United States--Equipment and supplies
Additional Subjects Sewage treatment ; Industrial waste treatment ; Water pollution control ; Design criteria ; Nitrification ; Denitrification ; Performance evaluation ; Hazardous materials ; Field tests ; Rotating biological contactors
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NTIS  PB84-199561 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 194 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The relatively rapid introduction of rotating biological contactors (RBC's) into the United States for municipal wastewater treatment has resulted in the widespread application of a technology with which many design engineers are not intimately familiar. Of necessity, many RBC designs initially were based solely on proprietary-generated empirical design methodology. More recently, as interest in the process has increased, more complex, deterministic design approaches have begun to appear in the technical literature. The purpose of this document is to review and assess existing RBC design procedures and provide more in-depth design information on critical features of the RBC process and key parameters affecting its operation and performance than is typically available to the design engineering community. The information contained in this document is intended to supplement and qualify that available from RBC manufacturers and in the published literature. Topics addressed include process and design considerations for carbonaceous removal, nitrification, and denitrification; equipment reliability and service life; power requirements for air and mechanical drive RBC units; and general system design considerations involving structural, hydraulic, and operational flexibility. A major priority in the preparation of the document was given to emphasizing practical, usable design information as well as important theoretical concepts.
"June 1984." "EPA-600/2-84-106." Includes bibliographies. Microform.