The Evaluation of Empty Bed Contact Time on the Biodegradation of Pentachlorophenol using an Anaerobic GAC Fluidized Bed

by Gregory J. Wilson, Univ of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, United States,
Julie A. Wagner, Univ of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, United States,
Amid P. Khodadoust, Univ of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, United States,
Makram T. Suidan, Univ of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, United States,
Richard C. Brenner, Univ of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Critical Issues in Water and Wastewater Treatment

Abstract: The objective of this research is to evaluate the effects of decreasing the empty-bed contact time (EBCT) on pentachlorophenol and its intermediates utilizing an anaerobic granular activated carbon (GAC) fluidized bed. The bioreactor A was fed an 100 mg/l influent concentration of PCP. EBCTs of 1.167 to 0.292 days for reactor A resulted in a PCP reduction greater than 99%. In addition, an equimolar conversion of PCP to monochlorophenol was observed.

Subject Headings: PCP | Fluidized bed technology | Granular materials | Bed materials | Activated carbon | Bioreactors | Biological processes | Influents

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