Treatability of monoethanolamine (MEA) in nitrifying activated sludge

Yuk Lam, Robert M. Cowan, Peter F. Strom

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The kinetic characterization and shock load experiments investigating the effect of MEA on activated sludge with the intention of finding the cause for loss of nitrification and poor setting are reported. The kinetic studies, using respirometry, included characterization of the intrinsic kinetics of an enrichment culture of MEA degraders over a range of temperatures and pHs, as well as investigation of the self inhibitory nature of MEA on its own degradation. The effect of shock loads of MEA on treatment systems was investigated both through experimental studies using laboratory scale activated sludge systems and through simulations using IAWQ Activated Sludge Model No. 1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)59-68
Number of pages10
JournalHazardous and Industrial Wastes - Proceedings of the Mid-Atlantic Industrial Waste Conference
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 31st Mid-Atlantic Industrial and Hazardous Waste Conference - Storss, CT, USA
Duration: Jun 20 1999Jun 23 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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