If you are experiencing problems downloading PDF or HTML fulltext, our helpdesk recommend clearing your browser cache and trying again. If you need help in clearing your cache, please click here . Still need help? Email help@ingentaconnect.com

Biodegradation of dichloromethane in a granular activated carbon fluidized-bed reactor

$30.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:


A biological fluidized-bed reactor (FBR) containing biomass attached to granular activated carbon (GAC) was investigated for the treatment of aqueous-phase dichloromethane (DCM). The system was directly inoculated with fresh biomass solids collected from a General Electric Plastics wastewater treatment facility, located in Mount Vernon, Indiana. The biomass consumed DCM as its sole carbon and energy source following an acclimation period of approximately 8 days. Dichloromethane biodegradation rates in excess of 40 kg/m3 · d were achieved during continuous operation, with no detectable DCM (<1 mg/L) in the process effluent. Steady-state data were collected to enable process scale-up. This study confirmed that the biological GAC FBR is an environmentally acceptable waste treatment configuration for the destruction of aqueous-phase DCM.
More about this publication?
  • Water Environment Research® (WER®) publishes peer-reviewed research papers, research notes, state-of-the-art and critical reviews on original, fundamental and applied research in all scientific and technical areas related to water quality, pollution control, and management. An annual Literature Review provides a review of published books and articles on water quality topics from the previous year.

    Published as: Sewage Works Journal, 1928 - 1949; Sewage and Industrial Wastes, 1950 - 1959; Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, 1959 - Oct 1989; Research Journal Water Pollution Control Federation, Nov 1989 - 1991; Water Environment Research, 1992 - present.
  • Editorial Board
  • Information for Authors
  • Submit a Paper
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • Information for Advertisers
  • WEF Bookstore
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites



Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more