Particle size distribution based evaluation of biodegradation and treatability for leachate from organic waste

Doğruel S., KOKTUNA M., Cokgor E. U., SOZENA S., Orhon D.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.86, no.11, pp.1364-1373, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


BACKGROUND: The study evaluated the relationship between particle size distribution (PSD) of chemical oxygen demand(COD) and treatability of leachate generated by organic waste. PSD determinations were performed together with physico-chemical and biological treatability studies. Leachate biodegradation was also evaluated by means of oxygen uptake rate (OUR) profiles and experimental results were used for calibration of the adopted mathematical model.