publication . Article . 2014

Dimensioning of aerated submerged fixed bed biofilm reactors based on a mathematical biofilm model applied to petrochemical wastewater - the link between theory and practice

Trojanowicz, Karol; Wójcik, Wtodzimierz;
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  • Published: 03 Apr 2014 Journal: Water SA, volume 40, page 323 (eissn: 0378-4738, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Academy of Science of South Africa
Abstract
The description of a biofilm mathematical model application for dimensioning an aerated fixed bed biofilm reactor (ASFBBR) for petrochemical wastewater polishing is presented. A simple one-dimensional model of biofilm, developed by P Harremoes, was chosen for this purpose. The model was calibrated and verified under conditions of oil-refinery effluent. The results of ASFBBR dimensioning on the basis of the biofilm model were compared with the bioreactor dimensions determined by application of load-based design rules for these systems (ATV standards). The differences resulting from two different approaches to ASFBBR design are analysed and discussed. The efficien...
Subjects
free text keywords: Biofilm modelling, biofilm reactors, Waste Management and Disposal, Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology, Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law, Water Science and Technology, Biofilm, Aeration, Bioreactor, Dimensioning, Effluent, Engineering, business.industry, business, Petrochemical wastewater, Dynamic simulation, Environmental engineering
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publication . Article . 2014

Dimensioning of aerated submerged fixed bed biofilm reactors based on a mathematical biofilm model applied to petrochemical wastewater - the link between theory and practice

Trojanowicz, Karol; Wójcik, Wtodzimierz;