Optimization Analysis for Biological Filter Design

by William S. Galler,
Harold S. Gotaas,

Serial Information: Journal of the Sanitary Engineering Division, 1966, Vol. 92, Issue 1, Pg. 163-182

Document Type: Journal Paper


The optimization technique of linear programming is used to determine the design variables of radius, depth, and recirculation for biological filters under varying conditions of biological filters, under varying conditions of biochemical oxygen demand loadings and removals. Curves have been plotted showing the relationship between these variables for obtaining minimum construction and operating costs.

Subject Headings: Biological processes | Filters | Linear functions | Computer programming | Oxygen demand | Load factors | Curvature | Construction costs

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