This paper describes a study which was carried out to evaluate the performance of two types of small sewage-treatment plant which are commonly available in the UK, i.e. a rotating biological contactor and a sequencing batch reactor. Both systems produced an effluent quality of less than 20 mg/l BOD and 30 mg/l SS; however, the sequencing batch reactor was more consistent in producing a better effluent (i.e. BOD<10 mg/l and SS<20 mg/l) than the rotating biological contactor. The sequencing batch reactor also demonstrated a greater tendency to remove nutrients, although the special design features which were used in this study were believed to have enhanced the rate of nutrient removal.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Water and Environment Journal|
|Publication status||Published - May 2001|
Akunna, J. C., & Shepherd, W. (2001). Comparison of RBC and SBR systems for the treatment of sewage from small communities. Water and Environment Journal, 15(2), 147-151. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-6593.2001.tb00322.x