Fecal Bacterial Kinetics in Stabilization Ponds

by Gerrit v. R. Marais, Prof.; Water Resour. and Public Health Engrg., Univ. of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa,

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 1, Pg. 119-139

Document Type: Journal Paper


Fecal bacterial die-off is described by a first-order reaction assuming complete mixing, thus a series pond system is more efficient than a single pond of equal total volume. The death rate constant is reduced as the temperature falls and if thermal stratification takes place.

Subject Headings: Pollutants | Bacteria | Kinetics | Ponds | Temperature effects | Thermal properties | Water stratification

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