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The aim of the research work described in this report was to optimise the design and operation of unified sludge age control technology so that activated sludge plants could treat a greater variety and strength of municipal and industrial waste waters. A new process called FMCT (Food Mass Control Technology) was investigated, which is a modification of the activated sludge system. The FMCT system includes a big settling tank allowing for storage of biomass and control of F/M-ratio under varying load conditions. Both the conventional and the new processes were studied, in parallel, and compared. Each was fed with about 85 % domestic and 15 % industrial waste water originating from major industrial sources located in the Galindo/Bilbao area of Spain.

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Authors: CONCHA L, Ente Vasco de la Energia, Bilbao (ES);HENZE M, Technical University Lyngby (DK);BÜSING J ET AL., CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 15030 EN (1992) 145 pp.
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ISBN: ISBN 2-87263-085-6
Record Number: 199310688 / Last updated on: 1994-11-29
Original language: en
Available languages: en