Omer Akgiray

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The use of crushed shells of apricot stones instead of anthracite coal in dual-media filters is investigated. Turbidity removal efficiencies were measured for several filtration rates in dual media filters composed of shells of apricot stones above silica sand and anthracite coal above silica sand. Backwash (fluidization) experiments were carried out using(More)
A new model to account for the influences of pH and ammonia on methane production in the anaerobic treatment of wastewaters is presented. The model is developed and evaluated by using two different sets of experimental data obtained using seeds from two different full-scale industrial anaerobic reactors. One of the seeds was obtained from an expanded(More)
Two identical pilot scale sand filters were operated in parallel to study the effects of preozonation in direct filtration. No coagulants were used. The influent of one filter was ozonated, whereas the influent to the second filter was aerated. Significantly improved reduction in turbidity, particle count, and iron was observed with the filter receiving(More)
The possibility of applying preozonation followed by direct filtration without the use of a coagulant is investigated. Filtration experiments have been carried out using four different water sources within Istanbul. A 1 m deep bed of 0.8-1.2 mm silica sand was used as the filter medium. The filter was operated at a rate of 11.5 m/hr. Raw water turbidities(More)
The influences of pH and ammonia on methane production in the anaerobic treatment of an acetic-propionic-butyric acid mixture in batch reactors operated at 37 degrees C were investigated. Two independent sets of experiments were carried out using seeds from two different full-scale industrial anaerobic treatment reactors. One of the seeds ("Sludge A") was(More)
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