A computer model was developed to examine soluble biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) removal in plastic media trickling filters. The performance of trickling filters was predicted using first order microbial kinetics and equations of substrate transport in the thin fluid film. Various geometries of trickling filter support media caused different fluid hydraulics. The trickling filter model was calibrated and verified through comparison with several sets of laboratory, pilot plant, and full scale studies.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Journal of the Water Pollution Control Federation|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1987|
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