Activated Sludge and Aerobic Biofilm Reactors

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Marcos von Sperling
IWA Publishing, 2007 - Science - 322 pages
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Activated Sludge and Aerobic Biofilm Reactors is the fifth volume in the Biological Wastewater Treatment series. The first part of the book is devoted to the activated sludge process, covering the removal of organic matter, nitrogen and phosphorus. A detailed analysis of the biological reactor (aeration tank) and the final sedimentation tanks is provided. The second part of the book covers aerobic biofilm reactors, especially trickling filters, rotating biological contactors and submerged aerated biofilters. For all the systems, the book presents in a clear and concise way the main concepts, working principles, expected removal efficiencies, design criteria, design examples, construction aspects and operational guidelines. The Biological Wastewater Treatment series is based on the book Biological Wastewater Treatment in Warm Climate Regions and on a highly acclaimed set of best selling textbooks. This international version is comprised by six textbooks giving a state-of-the-art presentation of the science and technology of biological wastewater treatment. Other books in the Biological Wastewater Treatment series: Volume 1: Wastewater characteristics, treatment and disposal Volume 2: Basic principles of wastewater treatment Volume 3: Waste stabilisation ponds Volume 4: Anaerobic reactors Volume 6: Sludge treatment and disposal
 

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Contents

1 Activated sludge process and main variants
1
2 Principles of organic matter removal in continuousflow activated sludge systems
17
3 Design of continuousflow activated sludge reactors for organic matter removal
68
4 Design of activated sludge sedimentation tanks
77
5 Design example of an activated sludge system for organic matter removal
104
6 Principles of biological nutrient removal
121
7 Design of continuousflow systems for biological nutrient removal
159
8 Intermittent operation systems sequencing batch reactors
185
10 Biological selectors
217
11 Process control
223
12 Identification and correction of operational problems
236
13 Basic principles of aerobic biofilm reactors
265
14 Trickling filters
271
15 Rotating biological contactors
287
16 Submerged aerated biofilters
294
References
313

9 Activated sludge for the posttreatment of the effluents from anaerobic reactors
204

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