The effect of BOD5 and flow-rate of activated sludge systems on investment and energy costs

Altin A., Altin S., Elevli B., Degirmenci M., Ozdemir A. K.

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, vol.23, no.4, pp.425-437, 2005 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1504/ijep.2005.007605
  • Journal Name: International Journal of Environment and Pollution
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.425-437
  • Keywords: Aeration tank, BOD5, Energy cost, Flow-rate, Investment, Wastewater treatment
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: No


In this study of wastewater treatment, the effect of flow-rate, BOD 5 and other design parameters (MLSS, mean cell-residence time, etc.) on aeration tank dimensions, investment amount and energy cost has been investigated. The relations among these parameters are represented with mathematical equations, which could be useful in new plant design and in the estimation of investment and energy costs. Copyright © 2005 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.