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Microconstituents in Activated Sludge Systems

Friday, July 6, 2018  
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Water Environment Research Open Access Article Discusses Microconstituents in Activated Sludge Systems
ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The open access article in the June 2018 issue of Water Environment Research (WER) examines factors affecting microconstituent removal in activated sludge systems.
“In their research on microconstituent removal in activated sludge systems, Banihashemi and Droste found that the solids retention time played a major role in developing a large enough degrading population to accomplish pollutant removal,” WER Editor-in-Chief Tim Ellis said. “Evaluation of the mass flux of microconstituents in the system showed that biodegradation and not adsorption was the dominant removal mechanism. The authors determined that a psuedo-second-order model best described the removal rate.”
Selected WER articles such as this one are available free to the public on a monthly basis through an open access program. In addition, authors can pay a fee to make their accepted articles open access.
Click here to download “General Fate Model for Microconstituents in an Activated Sludge System” by Bahman Banihashemi and Ronald L. Droste.
Published by the Water Environment Federation since 1928, WER is a popular professional journal that features peer-reviewed research papers and research notes, as well as state-of-the-art and critical reviews on original, fundamental, and applied research in all scientific and technical areas related to water quality, pollution control, and management. WER is available in both print and online formats and receives approximately 400 new research submissions each year.
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