• ACTIVATED SLUDGE ACCLIMATION, BIOMASS ESTABLISHMENT AND PRELIMINARY FEASIBILITY STUDY

    Author(s):
    Lawrence K Wang (see profile) , Mu-Hao Sung Wang
    Editor(s):
    Yuriy I. Pankivskyi
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    Subject(s):
    Biological laboratories--Data processing, Feasibility studies, Ecology
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Research and Development, STEM, activated sludge, environmental biology
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/44zt-r349
    Abstract:
    Wang, MHS and Wang, LK (2021). Activated sludge acclimation, biomass establishment and preliminary feasibility study. In: "Environmental Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)", Wang, LK, Wang, MHS, and Pankivskyi, YI (editors). Volume 2021, Number 12, December 2021; pp.14. Lenox Institute Press, Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA.. ............ABSTRACT: This short research note has been written for activated sludge acclimation, biomass establishment and preliminary biological treatability study. The target wastewater under this preliminary investigation can be any industrial effluent containing various organic and inorganic hazardous pollutants with unknown toxicity and biodegradability. The investigator would like to get certain answers from a quick initial treatability study concerning the following questions: (a) is the wastewater toxic and/or non-biodegradable? (b) does the wastewater contain sufficient nutrients to meet the needs of biological oxidation reactions; (c) can an activated sludge biomass be acclimated quickly or gradually for biological treatment by one of the biological treatment processes, such as activated sludge?; (d) can the industrial effluent's toxic heavy metals be easily removed, so the remaining biodegradable portion can be biologically treated, or be discharged to a publicly owned treatment works (POTW)? (e) are the plant operators qualified for this treatability study or the future full scale plant operation?, etc. The authors offer this simple treatability study procedure as an example. It can be scaled up or down, and the testing parameters can be adjusted in order suit each individual research needs.
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    KEYWORDS: Short Research Note, Biological Process, Activated Sludge, Sludge Acclimation, Preliminary Treatability Study, Toxicity Study, Biodegradation, Biomass Establishment
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