Experimental observations indicate that the magnitude of biological excess P uptake is linked strongly to the magnitude of P release in the anaerobic reactor. A theory describing the kinetics of P release is presented in terms of the readily biodegradable COD in the influent, the non-polyP heterotrophic mass, the anaerobic mass fraction and the reactor flow regime. Observed P release conforms well to that predicted over a wide range of wastewater characteristics and process conditions.
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Research Article| November 01 1985
Kinetics of Biological Phosphorus Release
M. C. Wentzel;
P. L. Dold;
G. A. Ekama;
Water Sci Technol (1985) 17 (11-12): 57–71.
M. C. Wentzel, P. L. Dold, G. A. Ekama, G v. R. Marais; Kinetics of Biological Phosphorus Release. Water Sci Technol 1 November 1985; 17 (11-12): 57–71. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1985.0221
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