A fundamental model for trickling filte process design

B. E. Logan, S. W. Hermanowicz, D. S. Parker

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1029-1042
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of the Water Pollution Control Federation
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1987

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pollution


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