Accession Number:

ADP000746

Title:

Mathematical Modeling for Assessing Development and Sloughing of Fixed Films and Their Effects on Waste Stabilization,

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MISSOURI UNIV-ROLLA DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Report Date:

1982-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this paper is to present a logical approach to develop mathematical models for assessing the fixed-film buildup and sloughings in a biological waste treatment process and their resultant impacts on the rate of waste stabilization. Careful experimental testings are now being conducted at the University of Missouri-Rolla to generate pertinent parameters associated with modeling. Besides, these testings will also be used to verify the validity of the proposed models. It is hoped that with a better understanding of the fixed-film system, future designs of RBC and aerobic fluidized-bed biological reactor can be optimized by eliminating the oxygen availability as the most common rate-limiting factor. This would result in a significant reduction of the reaction time requirement, thus achieving a corresponding capital saving associated with the tankage construction.

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE