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Addition of trace metals and vitamins for the optimisation of a pulp and paper mill activated sludge wastewater treatment plant

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Barnett, J and Richardson, D and Stack, K and Lewis, T, Addition of trace metals and vitamins for the optimisation of a pulp and paper mill activated sludge wastewater treatment plant, Appita Journal, 65, (3) pp. 237-243. ISSN 1038-6807 (2012) [Refereed Article]


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Abstract

Generally, industrial wastewater does not contain sufficient micronutrients to support optimal bacterial growth as a number of micronutrients are essential for biological cell function and activated sludge stability. A laboratory scale activated sludge process using porous pots with a capacity of 4.5 L has been used to mimic the operation of an activated sludge plant. Water soluble B group vitamins and trace metals including calcium, cobalt, copper, iron, magnesium, molybdenum and zinc were chosen for the micronutrient addition trials. The results indicated that COD removal was significantly improved by 7 to 12% compared to a control by the addition of calcium, cobalt, copper, iron and magnesium.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:micro-nutrients, activated sludge, wastewater treatment, porous pots, trace elements
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Physical chemistry
Research Field:Colloid and surface chemistry
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial systems and management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Barnett, J (Miss Jessica Barnett)
UTAS Author:Stack, K (Dr Karen Stack)
UTAS Author:Lewis, T (Associate Professor Trevor Lewis)
ID Code:79789
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Chemistry
Deposited On:2012-10-03
Last Modified:2017-10-25
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