Variable-order model of bacterial-film kinetics

Bruce Rittmann, P. L. McCarty

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationJ. ENVIRON. ENG. DIV. AM. SOC. CIV. ENG.
Pages889-900
Number of pages12
Volume104
Edition5 EE5
StatePublished - Oct 1978
Externally publishedYes

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Rittmann, B., & McCarty, P. L. (1978). Variable-order model of bacterial-film kinetics. In J. ENVIRON. ENG. DIV. AM. SOC. CIV. ENG. (5 EE5 ed., Vol. 104, pp. 889-900)