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Title: Comparison of RBC and SBR systems for the treatment of sewage from small communities
Authors: Akunna, Joseph C.
Shepherd, W.
Affiliation: University of Abertay Dundee. School of Contemporary Sciences
Keywords: Hydraulic surge
Organic shockload
Rotating biological contactor
Sequencing batch reactor
Issue Date: May-2001
Publisher: The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM)
Type: Journal Article
Refereed: peer-reviewed
Rights: Published version (c)the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM), available from http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-6593.2001.tb00322.x
Citation: Akunna, J.C. and Shepherd, W. 2001. Comparison of RBC and SBR systems for the treatment of sewage from small communities. Water and Environment Journal. 15(2): pp.147-151. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-6593.2001.tb00322.x
Abstract: This paper describes a study which was carried out to evaluate the performance of two types of small sewage-treatment plant which are commonly available in the UK, i.e. a rotating biological contactor and a sequencing batch reactor. Both systems produced an effluent quality of less than 20 mg/l BOD and 30 mg/l SS; however, the sequencing batch reactor was more consistent in producing a better effluent (i.e. BOD<10 mg/l and SS<20 mg/l) than the rotating biological contactor. The sequencing batch reactor also demonstrated a greater tendency to remove nutrients, although the special design features which were used in this study were believed to have enhanced the rate of nutrient removal
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10373/658
ISSN: 1747-6593
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