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Modelling Simultaneous Removal of Trichlorfon and Glucose in a Hybrid Bioreactor Containing Magnetically Immobilized Biomass

Authors Chen, Guanghao View this author's profile
Ozaki, Hiroaki
Terashima, Yutaka
Issue Date 1998
Source Water Science and Technology , v. 38, (4-5), 1998, p. 179-186
Summary This paper focuses on a simultaneous removal of trichlorfon and glucose that was added as carbon source for degradation requirement of trichlorfon. A hybrid bioreactor, having both suspended and magnetically immobilized biomass, was used for investigating this removal of both substances. To evaluate the respective roles of these two types of biomass, a mathematical model was developed and also verified well with experimental results. It has been found that the suspended biomass plays a key role in removing both substances in the system. This is due to complete coexistence of both trichlorfon-degrading and glucose-removing bacteria completely in each type of the biomass. Such a system would be applicable to the treatment of complex industrial wastewaters that contain easily biodegradable organics as well as refractory pollutants. (C) 1998 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN 0273-1223
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