Optimizing the Removal and Disinfection of Microorganisms Occluded Within Wastewater Particles
Abstract:A procedure is presented that provides the basis for optimizing filtration and disinfection systems by assuring that microorganisms occluded in effluent particles are sufficiently inactivated or removed. A secondary effluent sample was collected from an operational treatment facility and used in a series of laboratory tests. Experimental data were then used to calibrate a radial pore diffusion model that considers the mass transfer of an aqueous constituent (chlorine) from the bulk aqueous phase into the interior of spherical porous particles. Following calibration, the model was used to run simulations under a variety of particle size distribution (achieved using filtration) and disinfectant dose scenarios. The final outcome was a matrix of viable effluent particle concentrations for the various filtration and disinfection scenarios. Comparison of the results with acceptable concentrations for effluent viable particles allows for selection of optimal filtration and disinfection operating conditions.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2007-10-13
More about this publication?
- Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed. WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access.
- Subscribe to this Title
- Membership Information
- About WEF Proceedings
- WEFTEC Conference Information
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites