A variable-order model provides a closely approximate, explicit solution for the flux of a limiting substrate into a 'deep' fixed bacterial film. The model incorporates concepts of liquid-layer mass transport, Monod kinetics, and molecular diffusion. The derived equation provides an explicit solution for the flux into a bacterial film, and for this reason, it should aid in the application of fundamental, fixed-film kinetics to practical reactor problems. Examples are given to illustrate use of the model.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||J. ENVIRON. ENG. DIV. AM. SOC. CIV. ENG.|
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Oct 1978|
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