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Technical Advances in Biofilm Reactors

Series: Water Science and Technology Series Volume: 22

Edited By: J Bernard

Pergamon Press

Paperback | Dec 1990 | #84528 | ISBN: 0080401708
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Using support media to assist in the growth of purifying micro-organisms is a technique which has attracted renewed interest in recent years. The advantages of biofilm reactors - smaller than traditional reactors, often not requiring settlers, etc - have motivated research into the fundamentals of biofilms and vigorous development programmes for reactors, leading to the successful introduction of large-scale plant. In this volume forty-two papers from over a dozen countries offer authoritative accounts by international experts of the latest research results plus detailed descriptions of full-scale case studies. This book will be of value to scientists, development and design engineers and plant managers who need thorough and unbiased knowledge of one of the most modern and effective techniques of biological water treatment.


Section headings and selected papers: Film Attachment. Biomass retention in advanced anaerobic reactors, G Albagnac. Modified polyurethane carriers for biochemical waste water treatment, I Pascik. Wastewater treatment by attached-growth micro-organisms on a geotextile support, G Valentis & J Lesavre; Rotating Biological Contactors and Submerged Carriers. Tertiary rotating biological contactors for nitrification, M Boller et al . The submerged biofilm process as a pre-treatment for polluted raw water for tap water supply, M Takasaki et al . Concepts and models for biofilm reactor performance, E Arvin & P Harremo;s. Trickling Filters. Operating experience with large random packed biofilm reactors, P Orr & R Lawty. ;entative nitrogen removal with fixed bed processes in Malmo sewage treatment plant, B Andersson. Fixed Aerobic Granular Beds. Elimination of carbonaceous and nitrogenous pollutants by a twin-stage fixed growth process, G Carrand et al . Industrial-scale applications of fixed biomass on the Mediterranean seaboard. Design, operating results, P Gilles. Anaerobic Fixed-bed Reactors. Treatment of distillery wastewater using an anaerobic downflow stationary fixed-film reactor: performance of a large plant in operation for four years, Y Racault. Removal of sulphate and sulphite in an anaerobic trickling (ANTRIC) filter, E Sarner. Fluidized or Expanded Bed Reactors. High-rate nitrification in a biological fluidized bed, P F Cooper & S C Willi;ms. Treatment of waste water at the El Aguila brewery (Madrid, Spain). Methanization in fluidized bed reactors, E Oliva et al . Subject index. New patents. 650 lit. refs. approx., 200 illus. approx.

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