Development of a correlation to study parameters affecting nitrification in a domestic wastewater treatment plant


COŞKUNER JASİM G. , Jassim M. S.

JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.83, no.3, pp.299-308, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 83 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jctb.1808
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL TECHNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.299-308

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Nitrification performance of an activated sludge reactor treating weak domestic wastewater was investigated for 11 months. Ammonia nitrogen removals were investigated as a function of wastewater composition and operational conditions. Backward elimination experimental design was used to determine the influence of the most important independent variables on NH3-N removal efficiencies. Influent ammonia and biological oxygen demand (BOD5) concentrations, hydraulic retention time (HRT), mixed liquid suspended solids (MLSS), temperature, pH and dissolved oxygen (DO) concentration were considered as independent variables. This study aimed to find the most important parameters to describe nitrification performance.