Date of Award
Doctor of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering
Civil and Environmental Engineering
James R. Pfafflin
Charles Franklin Peck
Eugene B. Golub
Howard S. Kimmel
Investigations concerning the responses of domestic wastewater treated at elevated pressures have demonstrated an acceleration in the rate of biological assimilation of the waste material. The literature is not extensive, but presents much conflicting data. There has been a lack of a coherent approach to the investigation of pressure in wastewater treatment. This demonstrates the need for standard testing apparatus and procedures.
A bench scale pressurized activated sludge process was designed and constructed. The apparatus was tested over a broad range of conditions and was found to give reproducible results. Kinetic responses of the pressurized process are presented.
Nolte, Wayne Frederick, "Development and verification of a laboratory model for use in the study of a continuous flow pressurized activated sludge process" (1979). Dissertations. 1252.