Maximizing Algal Yield in High-Rate Oxidation Ponds

by Gideon Oron, Research Engr.; Inst. for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion Univ. of the Negev, Kiryat Sde Boker, Israel 84990,
Gedaliah Shelef, Prof. of Environmental and Water Resources Engrg.; Technion-Israel Inst. of Tech., Haifa, Israel 32000,

Serial Information: Journal of the Environmental Engineering Division, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 4, Pg. 730-738

Document Type: Journal Paper


One of the major problems in operating high-rate oxidation ponds (HROP) so as to give the maximal yield of algae is the determination of the best combination of retention time and effluent depth under varying environmental conditions. The criteria for choosing these variables were determined by applying the results previously obtained from pilot and field ponds operated in Israel and via computer simulation techniques. Guidelines for operating the HROP under different climatic conditions are also discussed.

Subject Headings: Oxidation | Ponds | Retention basins | Vegetation | Effluents | Computer models | Climates | Israel | Middle East | Asia

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