"Wastewater stabilization lagoons have recently become a popular and efficient method of sewage stabilization in many parts of the country. The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effect of added solid-liquid interfacial area on the treatment capabilities of simulated wastewater stabilization lagoons. The simulated lagoons consisted of six -15 gallon aquariums which were operated in the laboratory. The solid-liquid interfacial area was increased in four of these lagoons by suspending plastic panels in the aquariums. The lagoons were operated for a period of approximately two and a half months using dehydrated milk as a simulated waste substrate. During this period various analyses were conducted periodically on the effluent from each lagoon. The most significant of these tests were COD, suspended solids, dissolved oxygen, and pH. The principle conclusion based on this investigation was that added solid-liquid interfacial area has little effect on the treatment capabilities of laboratory lagoons. However, this modification in lagoon treatment may have some merit if applied to field scale lagoons. Further research is needed to fully explore the possible benefit of this modification in the lagoon treatment process"--Abstract, page ii.
Clark, R. H. (Ralph H.)
Gale, Nord L.
Jennett, J. Charles
Hilpert, John M.
Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering
M.S. in Environmental and Planning Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
vii, 52 pages
© 1970 Gary Lee Gaines, All rights reserved.
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Sewage -- Purification -- Anaerobic treatment -- Testing
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Gaines, Gary Lee, "A study of the effects of added solid-liquid interfacial area on the stabilization characteristics of simulated wastewater stabilization lagoons" (1970). Masters Theses. 5458.