EFFECTS OF CU(II) ON A CHEMOSTAT CONTAINING ACTIVATED-SLUDGE


DILEK F. B. , GOKCAY C. F. , YETIS U.

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY, vol.12, no.11, pp.1007-1016, 1991 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09593339109385099
  • Title of Journal : ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1007-1016

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the toxic effects of Cu(II) on a chemostat containing activated sludge. Different concentrations of Cu(II) (0.5, 1.0, 5.0, and 10.0 mgL-1) were maintained in a laboratory-scale completely mixed activated sludge unit, without recycle, treating simulated wastewater. The feed solution contained 650 mgL-1 protein (corresponding to 1300 mgL-1 COD) as a source of carbon. Experimental results indicated that the treatment efficiency was not adversely effected by the presence of Cu(II) up to the concentration of 10.0 mgL-1. Moreover, some stimulatory effects of Cu(II) on the biokinetic parameters were observed.