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Response of Activated Sludge Processes to Organic Transients: Kinetics
M. W. Selna and E. D. Schroeder
Journal (Water Pollution Control Federation)
Vol. 50, No. 5 (May, 1978), pp. 944-956
Published by: Water Environment Federation
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25039658
Page Count: 13
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Experiments on nonsteady-state operation of the activated sludge process showed that response to transient square-wave loading is nearly immediate, as indicated by changes in mixed liquor suspended solids, substrate utilization rate, and dissolved oxygen. For sludge with good settling properties, only minor increases in effluent suspended solids occurred. Production of an acceptable effluent depended on control of steady-state unit growth rate.
Journal (Water Pollution Control Federation) © 1978 Water Environment Federation