WER open access article examines conditions impacting fine pore oxygen transfer

The open access article in the May 2018 issue of Water Environment Research (WER) reviews factors affecting oxygen transfer in activated sludge processes.

“In their critical review of factors affecting fine pore oxygen transfer modelling, Baquero-Rodríguez et al. delineate the major model inputs and variables and how they are affected by operating conditions,” WER Editor-in-Chief Tim Ellis said.  “The authors identify the need for additional model refinements that would provide an estimate of dynamic performance of oxygen transfer systems by including diffuser fouling as well as wastewater characteristics and operational conditions.

Selected WER articles such as this one are available free to the public on a monthly basis through an open access programme, and the article, titled A Critical Review of the Factors Affecting Modelling Oxygen Transfer by Fine-Pore Diffusers in Activated Sludge by Gustavo Andrés Baquero-Rodríguez; Jaime Andrés Lara-Borrero; Daniel Nolasco; and Diego Rosso can be found on WER’s website.

Published by the Water Environment Federation since 1928, WER is 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. WER is available in both print and online formats and receives approximately 400 new research submissions each year.