Bates, Wayne Edward
Bergendahl, John Andrew
Kmiotek, Stephen J.
The purpose of this project was to determine alternative carbon sources for biological denitrification at Upper Blackstone Water Pollution Abatement District (UBWPAD). Carbon sources tested consisted of various wastes: Micro-C, beverage waste, unrefined biodiesel production waste, sugar production waste, Dow Chemical waste, Elite Chemical waste, and deicer fluid. The carbon sources were evaluated for their denitrification rate in a kinetic reactor tests; those reaching 70% or more in denitrification extent were subjected for final testing. A design for the addition of the alternative carbon sources to the denitrification process was developed for UBWPAD.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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Civil and Environmental Engineering