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Phosphorus Removal by Luxury Uptake
M. C. Mulbarger, D. G. Shifflett, M. C. Murphy and D. D. Huffman
Journal (Water Pollution Control Federation)
Vol. 43, No. 8 (Aug., 1971), pp. 1617-1628
Published by: Water Environment Federation
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25037151
Page Count: 12
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A 1.0-mgd (3,785-cu m/day) wastewater treatment plant designed for biological phosphorus removal within an activated sludge system was evaluated over a variety of operating conditions during its first year of operation. A maximum phosphorus removal rate of 0.026 lb of phosphorus removed/lb of COD removed was obtained. High influent phosphorus concentrations reruced the plant's probable performance to less than 50 percent phosphorus removal at optimum conditions. Phosphorus removal apparently occurs through a combination of metabolic and physical-chemical mechanisms. The specialized plant design has caused several operating problems, and capital and operating expenditures are significantly greater than those reported for conventional activated sludge treatment.
Journal (Water Pollution Control Federation) © 1971 Water Environment Federation