The open access article in the June 2018 issue of Water Environment Research (WER) examines factors affecting microconstituent removal in activated sludge systems.
“In their research on microconstituent removal in activated sludge systems, Banihashemi and Droste found that the solids retention time played a major role in developing a large enough degrading population to accomplish pollutant removal,” WEREditor-in-Chief, Tim Ellis, said. “Evaluation of the mass flux of microconstituents in the system showed that biodegradation and not adsorption was the dominant removal mechanism. The authors determined that a psuedo-second-order model best described the removal rate.”
Selected WER articles such as this one are available free to the public on a monthly basis through an open access programme. In addition, authors can pay a fee to make their accepted articles open access. The General Fate Model for Microconstituents in an Activated Sludge System by Bahman Banihashemi and Ronald L. Droste can now be downloaded on WER’s website.
Published by the Water Environment Federation since 1928, WERis a popular professional journal that features peer-reviewed research papers and research notes, as well as state-of-the-art and critical reviews on original, fundamental, and applied research in all scientific and technical areas related to water quality, pollution control, and management.