ERIC Number: ED252432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Rotating Biological Contactors (RBC's). Student Manual. Biological Treatment Process Control.
Zickefoose, Charles S.
This student manual provides the textual material for a unit on rotating biological contactors (RBC's). Topic areas considered include: (1) flow patterns of water through RBC installations; (2) basic concepts (shaft and stage); (3) characteristics of biomass; (4) mechanical features (bearings, mechanical drive systems, and air drive systems); (5) design considerations (flow rates, organic and solid loads, industrial loading, and weather/environmental influences); (6) interaction of unit processes (preliminary treatment, primary clarifier, return streams, and secondary clarifier); (7) process monitoring and testing, focusing on the visual observation of the biomass; (8) process control for steady state operation (considering mechanical and air drive systems); and (9) making process control changes. A list of objectives, a glossary of key terms, a list of references, and student worksheets are included. It is assumed that students using this manual have had some experience in wastewater treatment and a basic understanding of biological treatment. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Laboratory Procedures, Postsecondary Education, Sludge, Training Methods, Waste Disposal, Waste Water, Water Treatment
Linn-Benton Community College, 6500 S.W. Pacific Blvd., Albany, OR 97321.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Drinking Water.
Authoring Institution: Linn-Benton Community Coll., Albany, OR.
Identifiers: Rotating Biological Contactors; Unit Processes
Note: For related documents, see SE 045 333-353.