MICROBIAL ATTACHMENT PROPERTIES IN EXPANDED-BED, ACTIVATED CARBON ANAEROBIC FILTERS.

Yi Tin Wang, Makram T. Suidan, Bruce Rittmann

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Abstract

A completely mixed, expanded-bed, anaerobic granular activated carbon filter was operated on synthetic wastewaters in which acetate was the only organic carbon source. Steady-state performance was achieved for two influent acetate concentrations: namely, 800 and 1,600 mg/l. Steady-state removal efficiencies in chemical oxygen demand, dissolved organic carbon, and acetate exceeding 96, 97, and 98 percent were obtained, respectively. A steady-state biofilm kinetic model was employed for analyzing the two sets of 'steady-state' data. The modeling effort was successful in describing trends and effects; however, insufficient data were available to properly calibrate the model and obtain reliable values for the parametric constants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalResearch Report - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Water Resources Center
Issue number181
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983
Externally publishedYes

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  • Engineering(all)

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