Dissolved oxygen (DO) concentrations were during 2 months continuously measured in an intercepting sewer. Measurements were made upstream and downstream in a 3.6 km gravity sewer. DO showed significant diurnal variations mainly caused by changes in the organic matter composition of the wastewater. At low temperatures the gravity sewer was strictly aerobic. However, towards the end of the measuring campaign, DO concentrations decreased as temperature increased and the sewer became anaerobic part of the day. A conceptual model that takes into account bulk water and biofilm DO uptake as well as reaeration was used to simulate the DO measured. Using measurements from the upstream station as input, the model was calibrated to yield good validation results of the DO at the downstream station.

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