Accession Number : ADP000745

Title :   Analysis of Steady State Substrate Removal Models for the RBC (Rotating Biological Contactor),

Corporate Author : CAMP DRESSER AND MCKEE INC BOSTON MA

Personal Author(s) : Schafer,David E. ; O'Shaughnessy,James C. ; Blanc,Frederic C.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : This paper evaluates three independently-derived steady state mechanistic substrate removal models for the rotating biological contactor (RBC), intended for use by design engineers. The three models evaluated are: (1) Kornegay's steady state model for carbonaceous waste treatment; (2) Schroeder's steady state RBC design equation; and (3) Grieve's Pseudo-homogeneous steady state model. Utilizing a common data base, each has been assessed with respect to model calibration, adequacy of fit, relative influence exerted by various design parameters, and limitations and restrictions.

Descriptors :   *Waste water, *Water treatment, *Waste treatment, *Mathematical models, Models, Removal, Substrates, Steady state, Films, Carbon, Reaction kinetics, Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE