Household type Johkasous which have a flow stabilization function were surveyed on their performance. The water level, flow velocity and SS were measured after the maximum flow entering the anaerobic filter chamber with or without flow stabilization operation. In operation without the flow stabilization, the flow peak directly reached the biofiltration chamber and the flow rate kept at 1 cm/sec during 3–4 min in the connection baffle between the two anaerobic chambers. This suggested the possibility of sludge transfer from the first anaerobic chamber. Moreover the increase of SS in the second anaerobic chamber indicated sludge transfer from the second anaerobic chamber to the biofiltration chamber. In contrast, in operation with flow stabilization the relaxation of the water flow in the second anaerobic chamber and the biofilm chamber was verified. By the increase of the water level in the first anaerobic chamber, the flow stabilization performance was satisfactorily obtained. A model describing the change of the water level was developed and the calculated values and the measured value agreed well. The model will be useful in the design of the flow stabilization function.

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