Aerated CoUFS: A pilot scale study into the impacts of changing variables on nitrication performance
2013 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Hydrology, ISSN 1058-3912, E-ISSN 1996-7918, Vol. 21Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This paper describes the findings of a long term study of the nitrification performance of apurpose built, large-scale, pilot plant consisting of two mirrored, aerated, continuouslyoperated upflow filters (ACoUFs) operating under realistic conditions. The effect oftemperature, liquid flow rate, aeration rate and media types on the performance of each ofthese filters is reported. After a start-up period of 2-3 weeks each plant performed consistentlyand the performance, expressed as a concentration change between influent and effluent, wasfound to depend directly on temperature and aeration but inversely on flow rate, with littleinteraction between the variables. The introduction of these aerated CoUF variants can havea considerable role to play in increasing effluent quality.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 21
Research subject Soil Mechanics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-14607Local ID: e01c5489-2ec5-4673-a643-b93fdfa947cbOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-14607DiVA: diva2:987580
Validerad; 2013; Bibliografisk uppgift: Paper number 11; 20130822 (nadhir)2016-09-292016-09-29Bibliographically approved