Use of Algae in Removing Phosphorus from Sewage

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

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 3, Pg. 231-250

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: Phosphorus | Vegetation | Sewage | Wastewater treatment plants

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