A STUDY OF BIOLOGICAL FILTRATION USING FLOW-THROUGH TRACER TECHNIQUES


MUSLU Y., SALTABAS L.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.54, no.4, pp.359-367, 1992 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.359-367

Abstract

Investigations were performed to determine substrate removal in biological filters with the aid of dispersion theory and first order reaction kinetics. Flow-through tracer experiments were conducted to study the hydrodynamic dispersion. Dispersion numbers were then obtained by equating variances of the experimental and the theoretical C curves. An equation was derived to calculate dispersion numbers as a function of specific surface area and the mean velocity of the laminar film flow over the filter medium.