Effects of Treatment and Flow on the Deoxygenation Rate Constant
Water, Air, and Soil Pollution
The laboratory bench-scale experiments were conducted to investigate the effects of varying degrees of waste treatment and the flow conditions in the receiving waters on the deoxygenation rate constant (k), and ultimate biochemical oxygen demand (L), and the total O2 utilisation of the receiving waters. Industrial wastewaters were collected from 10 major industrial plants located along the Houston Ship Channel in Texas. Two different degrees of treatment for industrial wastewaters were studied. Three different flow conditions studied were the high, the average and the low flow in the Houston Ship Channel. The k values increased for both further treatment and decreased flow in the reactor runs. The L values were higher for the average flow conditions than for the low flow conditions. The total O2 utilization was found to increase with a decrease in the flow of the receiving waters. © 1978 D. Reidel Publismng Company.
Hung, Yung Tse; Eckenfelder, W. Wesley; and Reynolds, Tom D., "Effects of Treatment and Flow on the Deoxygenation Rate Constant" (1978). Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Publications. 216.