A model of organic compound removal by biological wastewater treatment processes receiving pulp and paper industry wastewaters has been developed and initial model verification performed at a single mill site. This paper presents the results of further model verification conducted at multiple mill sites, including replication of the original site. In addition, VOC losses at other unit processes are quantified. Activated sludge basin chloroform volatilization rates are predicted to within twelve percent of the measured rates. Predicted overall methanol removals are consistent with observed removals although difficulties encountered during off-gas sampling preclude determination of the extent of removal due to volatilization.
VOC Fate Model Verification at Multiple Pulp Mill Wastewater Treatment Sites
D. A. Barton, J. J. McKeown, W. Chudyk; VOC Fate Model Verification at Multiple Pulp Mill Wastewater Treatment Sites. Water Sci Technol 1 July 1992; 26 (1-2): 407–415. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1992.0420
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