The influence of macromixing on organic carbon uptake by aerobic suspended biomass has been investigated using two reactors operated in parallel, i.e. a perfectly mixed reactor and a compartmented reactor. Conversion determined on filtrated samples is identical in both of the reactors but with less solids production in the low-dispersed reactor. The reaction rate established on the perfectly mixed reactor shows an apparent first-order with influence of inlet concentration but this relation cannot be used in a mass balance over the compartmented reactor.
Influence of Macromixing on Organic Carbon Uptake and Solids Production by Aerobic Suspended Biomass
S. Elmaleh, T. I. Yoon, A. Grasmick; Influence of Macromixing on Organic Carbon Uptake and Solids Production by Aerobic Suspended Biomass. Water Sci Technol 1 February 1985; 17 (2-3): 209–219. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1985.0131
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