Contribution of hydrodynamic characteristics on the performance of an aerobic biofilm conical fluidized bed.


The performance of a conical fluidized bed (TFB) bioreactor, including the biofilm thickness, microbial space density, microbial cell matrix and its efficiency for COD degradation at a bed expansion ratio of 14 to 90%, was studied and compared with a cylindrical fluidized bed (CFB) bioreactor. The hydrodynamic characteristics of the TFB, especially the… (More)
DOI: 10.2166/wst.2011.355


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