Removal of Organic and Nitrogen and Molecular Weight Distribution of Residual Soluble Organic from Entrapped Mixed Microbial Cells and Activated Sludge Processes
Authors: Song, Chenyan; Cho, Eulsaeng; Wang, Z; Yang, P. Y
Source: Water Environment Research, Volume 78, Number 13, December 2006 , pp. 2501-2507(7)
Publisher: Water Environment Federation
Abstract:The simultaneous removal of organic and nitrogen and molecular weight distribution (MWD) of residual soluble chemical oxygen demand (RSCOD) in final effluent were investigated using entrapped mixed microbial cells (EMMC) and conventional activated sludge processes. Two different types of processes using EMMC carriers demonstrated better organic and nitrogen removal performance because of the high solids retention time (SRT) compared with the activated sludge process. Regarding the RSCOD, the longer SRT process (EMMC) was affected by reducing the hydraulic retention time, resulting in the increase of high-molecular-weight materials. On the other hand, reducing the aeration period had significantly affected the MWD in the shorter SRT process (activated sludge), resulting in an increase of low-molecular-weight materials.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 2006
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