American Society of Civil Engineers

Variations in Nitrogen and Organics in Wastewaters

by Stephen J. Randtke, (Asst. Prof., Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.) and Perry L. McCarty, M.ASCE, (Prof., Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Stanford Univ., Stanford, Calif.)

Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division
, Vol. 103, No. 4, July/August 1977, pp. 539-550

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Document type: Journal Paper
Abstract: The primary and secondary effluents of three treatment plants were sampled to determined diurnal variations in the concentration and mass loading of ammonia, soluble COD, and soluble organic nitrogen. The biodegradability of organic matter in secondary effluent was monitored. The data bear significant implications for the design of nitrification systems, the setting of nitrogen discharge requirements, and advanced wastewater treatment.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Activated sludge
Biological processes
Organic matter
Transient response