Use of Algae in Removing Phosphorus From Sewage

by R.H. Bogan,
O.E. Albertson,
J.C. Pluntze,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 5, Pg. 1-20

Document Type: Journal Paper


Exploitation of metabolic activities of algae in removing phosphorus from treated sewage; tertiary stage treatment process designed to strip phosphorus from solution through use of algal photosynthesis was developed in laboratory; process was subsequently studied in both laboratory and field scale pilot plants; basic principles of process outlined.

Subject Headings: Vegetation | Phosphorus | Sewage | Wastewater treatment plants

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