Adsorption and Assimilation in Activated Sludge

by Jr. Smallwood,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 4, Pg. 1-12

Document Type: Journal Paper


Activated sludge is widely used for stabilization of sewage and industrial wastes; evidence is presented to show that soluble organic matter is removed from solution by assimilation while suspended and colloidal organic matter is removed by adsorption.

Subject Headings: Adsorption | Activated sludge | Organic matter | Sewage | Industrial wastes | Recycling | Solubility | Colloids

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