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TY - ABST
AU - Switzenbaum, Michael S.
AU - Farrell, Joseph B.
AU - Pincince, Albert B.
TI - Relationship Between the Van Kleeck and Mass-Balance Calculation of Volatile Solids Loss
JO - Water Environment Research
PY - 2003-07-01T00:00:00///
VL - 75
IS - 4
SP - 377
EP - 380
KW - VOLATILE SOLIDS REDUCTION
KW - AEROBIC DIGESTION
KW - ANAEROBIC DIGESTION
N2 - An equation was developed that quantifies the relationship between volatile solids reduction (VSR) calculated by the Van Kleeck and mass-balance equations. Two sets of data were used to illustrate the significance of fixed-solids loss on the agreement between the two methods. The Van
Kleeck equation assumes that fixed solids are conserved during the digestion process; however, this assumption is not needed for the mass-balance equation. Therefore, if substantial changes in the fixed-solids concentration occur, the Van Kleeck equation will not be as accurate as the mass-balance
equation for computing VSR and will also underestimate VSR.
UR - http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/wef/wer/2003/00000075/00000004/art00011
M3 - doi:10.2175/106143003X141187
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/106143003X141187
ER -