SIGNIFICANCE OF FLUID REGIME IN BIOLOGICAL FILTRATION


MUSLU Y.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.51, no.4, pp.449-460, 1991 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 51 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.449-460

Abstract

A dispersed flow model previously developed to study substrate utilization in unsaturated media was experimentally verified and its practical application was considered. For this purpose, measurements were made using tap water and a synthetic feed solution. The importance of the change in fluid regime as regards to the simultaneous transport and reaction within biological filters were demonstrated. The effect of drop formation and the breakage of liquid jets inside the filters on substrate utilization was also shown.