Scaling Laws for Wastewater Treatment Systems Employing Coagulation and Sedimentation.
MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE FLUID MECHANICS LAB
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In this work the authors develop scaling laws that delineate the regimes in which coagulation, breakup and sedimentation are predominant. Although the details of the interactions between the particles or between the particles and the continuous phase are examined for an idealized isotropic turbulent flow, it is shown how the results which are obtained can be applied to dispersed systems in agitator tanks and in turbulent pipe flows. Based on this analysis and a knowledge of the physicochemical properties of a dispersed system, which can be gained by in situ measurements, the authors show how a wastewater treatment or water purification system can be rationally designed.
- Water Pollution and Control