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 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 86 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jctb.2645
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1364-1373

Abstract

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.