Evaluation of wastewater characterization methods.

  title={Evaluation of wastewater characterization methods.},
  author={E Choi and Bram Klapwijk and Adriaan R Mels and Henk W Brouwer},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  volume={52 10-11},
Wastewater contains various organic components with different physical and biochemical characteristics. ASM No. 1 distinguishes two categories of biodegradable organic matter in wastewater, rapidly and slowly biodegradable. In general there are two methods for wastewater characterization: based on filtration in combination with a long-term BOD test or based on a respirogram. By comparing both approaches, we showed that in wastewater three categories of organic compounds with different… CONTINUE READING