Accession Number:

ADA275724

Title:

ASDC: A Microcomputer-Based Program for Air Stripper Design and Costing. Revision

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 1990-Aug 1991

Corporate Author:

CARNEGIE-MELLON UNIV PITTSBURGH PA DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1993-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

149.0

Abstract:

Packed-tower, counter-current air stripping is a treatment process that can be employed for removal of volatile organic compounds VOCs from water and wastewater. The design of an air stripper is performed using a well- developed mathematical model of the process. However, the number of variables involved exceeds the number of constraining equations by two, with the result that a number of alternative air stripper designs exist for a particular water treatment goal. In selecting the optimum design among the various alternatives, it is important to consider the capital and operating costs associated with each alternative. This report describes an interactive, microcomputer-based program - the Air Stripper Design and Costing ASDC program - that enables rapid evaluation of alternative air stripper designs and approximate costs associated with these designs for user-specified treatment scenarios. The various components of the program are described in detail, a guide to program operation is provided along with example applications, and results of some verification tests are presented. Air Stripping, Computer design, Water Treatment, Volatile organic compound

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE