Increasing the Efficiency of Pollutants Removal from Municipal Wastewater Using Biological Filters

Mariana Mincu, Maria Iuliana Marcus, Mihaela Andreea Mitiu, Natalia Simona Raischi
2019 Revista de Chimie  
Biological filters are wastewater treatment systems that contain a granular filling material, which form an active biological film that contribute to the biooxidation of impurities from the wastewater. Recent research in the field aimed to improve the classical treatment facilities with aerobic fixed film by using inexpensive and easily accessible materials as filterable loading. Experiments have been carried out on biological filters loaded with volcanic tuff, with a diameter between 20-100
more » ... supplied with municipal wastewater from primary settling. The biological filtration efficiency has been etablished throughout the continuous functioning of the experimental installation by physico-chemical water analysis. The analyzed indicators have been the ones stipulated by the legislation in force, namely: pH, chemical oxygen demand (COD), biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5), total suspended matter (TS), total nitrogen (TN), total phosphorus (TP), etc. The analysed wastewater samples have been average samples. The treatment efficiency have been calculated in various hypotheses, depending on the: installation capacity, hydraulic loading, organic loading.
doi:10.37358/rc.18.12.6790 fatcat:7gqcycfhzjbbxmsdsgv4zcd3zm