Mean Residence Time of a Liquid in a Trickling Filter

by Morton D. Sinkoff,
Ralph Porges,
James H. McDermott,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1959, Vol. 85, Issue 6, Pg. 51-78

Document Type: Journal Paper


Pilot plant research studies aimed at broadening the basic knowledge relative to the performance of trickling filters were initiated. This paper presents the results of initial hydraulic studies in which the mean residence time was determined for tap water applied to columns packed with spherical media under conditions of varying hydraulic loading rates, media size and depth.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic loads | Residence time | Filters | Columns | Loading rates | Water management

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