Characterising bioreactor mixing with residence time distribution (RTD) tests

Newell B., Bailey J., Islam A., Hopkins L. and Lant P. (1998). Characterising bioreactor mixing with residence time distribution (RTD) tests. In: , , (43-47). . doi:10.1016/S0273-1223(98)00000-6

Author Newell B.
Bailey J.
Islam A.
Hopkins L.
Lant P.
Title of paper Characterising bioreactor mixing with residence time distribution (RTD) tests
Journal name Water Science and Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
Publication Year 1998
Sub-type Fully published paper
DOI 10.1016/S0273-1223(98)00000-6
ISSN 0273-1223
Volume 37
Issue 12
Start page 43
End page 47
Total pages 5
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This paper presents a technique for configuring wastewater process simulations so that the hydraulic characteristics are similar to the real plant. Residence time distribution (RTD) tests are performed on two biological nutrient removal pilot plants. The RTD tests proved valuable for evaluating mixing effectiveness, volume utilisation and for determining an appropriate hydraulic topology for the dynamic models of the pilot plants. As a result of this work, simulation execution times became much faster due to a significant reduction in the number of effective stirred tanks required in the model. The work also identified short circuiting and dead zones in the pilot plants.
Subjects 2312 Water Science and Technology
Keyword Bioreactors
Dynamic simulation
Residence time distribution
Tracer tests
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Fully published paper
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