Accession Number : ADP000780

Title :   Activated Fixed Film Biosystems in Wastewater Treatment,

Corporate Author : MEMPHIS STATE UNIV TN

Personal Author(s) : Smith,John W. ; Khararjian,Hraj A.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The results to date, both laboratory and field pilot plant, indicate that the activated biological contactor (ABC) concept offers several advantages over fluid bed systems in wastewater treatment. Considerable energy savings appear possible due to the lower oxygen uptake rate of the biomass. Although the oxygen uptake rate of the ABF tower bottoms was relatively high (About 200 mg/1/hr.), the rate in the aeration basin following the tower wass less than 50 mgl/hr. All of the reactors (Contactors and aeration basin) in the laboratory study exhibit uptake rates less than 50 mg/1/hr.

Descriptors :   *Waste water, *Waste treatment, *Water treatment, Pilot plants, Operation, Towers, Aeration, Time

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE