A current challenge to the civil/environmental engineering field is to assist full-scale wastewater treatment facilities through wider use of advances in modeling methods and analytical techniques. To address this challenge I applied modeling tools and, with assistance, the molecular biology analytical method of Fluorescent In-Situ Hybridization (FISH) to the high rate activated sludge process and the second stage nitrifying biological aerated filter at the full-scale Freeport Illinois Wastewater Treatment Plant.Chemical oxygen demand (COD) was analyzed using the dichromate reactor digestion colorimetric method with the HACH type LR COD digestion reagent vials (sample range 0 to 150 mg/L) and a Genesys 20 spectrophotometer (Hach 1997).
|Title||:||Analysis of a Full-scale High-rate Activated Sludge System and Second Stage Nitrifying Biological Aerated Filter Using Modeling Methods and Fluorescent In-situ Hybridization|
|Author||:||George Brian Sprouse|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|