PMID: 16752771Jun 7, 2006Paper

Settling characteristics of problem algae in the water treatment process

Water Science and Technology : a Journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research
S K ChoiK J Cho

Abstract

The settling velocity or removal rates of problem algae in the water treatment process and their flocculants were measured with settling column (SETCOL) and fluorometric method. Our research who were centred on the algal density and shape affecting the settling. The settling velocities of large algae ranged from 0.1 cm/h to 2.6 cm/h, whereas those of small algae were below 1.0 cm/h. The settlings of algae in the stationary growth phase significantly increased and dead algae corresponded with the declining algae. The extent of deformation, which was expressed as the coefficient of form resistance of the algae had the great influences upon the settling. The most extreme deformed algae were needle-shaped ones like Synedra acus, which was known to be a problem in water treatment processes in Korea. Changes in the settling velocity of algae were correlated with algal volume and morphology rather than cell density.

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