Authors: Gulnur Coskuner, Nur Seher Ozdemir
Addresses: Faculty of Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey. ' Faculty of Engineering, Department of Environmental Engineering, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey
Abstract: A detailed characterisation of the influent and the effluent wastewater for one year period and a performance evaluation was carried out for the wastewater treatment plant of Cumhuriyet University (Sivas, Turkey). The objective of this work was to investigate the performance of different units in overall treatment of the plant and particular attention was given to the performance of the extended aeration reactor based on different operational parameters. Some treatment units were found to be ineffective in the overall treatment performance. A new process flow suitable for this treatment plant was developed by constructing a by-pass channel. As a consequence, the plant was upgraded to provide adequate treatment efficiencies with lower operational costs.
Keywords: BOD5 removal; campus wastewater; aeration reactors; nitrification; wastewater treatment plants.
International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2006 Vol.28 No.1/2, pp.185 - 197
Published online: 11 Sep 2006 *Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article