WIT Press


Invited Paper Optimising The Design Of Secondary Clarifiers Using Mathematical Models

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/WP970661

Volume

20

Pages

10

Published

1997

Size

1,155 kb

Author(s)

A.I. Stamou

Abstract

Mathematical models can be used for the optimisation of the design of secondary clarifiers. In the present paper a procedure for the building of a mathematical model for the design of secondary clarifiers is presented. The procedure consists of 8 steps. Every step is critically presented with suggestions and design information from existing mathematical models. The importance of the design of the inlet and outlet structures in producing a satisfactory flow field, and thus a satisfactory clarifier efficiency, is emphasised. 1 Introduction Secondary clarifiers or Secondary Settling Tanks (SSTs) are one of the most important type of units used in sewage treatment plants for the separation of biomass (removal of suspen

Keywords