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**Stone media TF design Example 1**

Calculate the BOD loading, hydraulic loading, BOD removal efficiency, and effluent BOD concentration of a single-stage trickling filter based on the following data: Design assumptions: Influent flow =1530 m3/d Recirculation ratio = 0.5 Primary effluent BOD = 130 mg/L Diameter of filter = 18 m Depth of media = 2.1 m Water temperature =18oC

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**Stone media TF design Solution) (1) BOD loading rate (kg/m3/d)**

BOD load = BOD Conc. x Influent flow = 130 mg/L x m3/d =198.9 kg/d Volume of filter = surface area of filter x depth = π (18 m x 18m)/4 X 2.1 m = 533 m3 BOD loading rate = BOD load / volume of filter =0.37 kg/m3/d

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**Stone media TF design Solution) (2) Hydraulic loading rate (m3/m2/d)**

Total flow to the media = influent + recirculation flow = 1530 m3/d + (1530 m3/d x 0.5) Surface area of filter = π (18 m x 18m)/4 = 254 m3 Hydraulic loading rate = Total flow to the media / area of filter = 9.04 m3/m2/d

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**Stone media TF design Solution) (3) Effluent BOD (mg/L)**

BOD removal efficiency for first-stage filter at 20oC, %

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**Stone media TF design Example 2**

A municipal wastewater having a BOD of 200 mg/L is to be treated by a two-stage trickling filter. The desired effluent quality is 25 mg/L of BOD. If both of the filter depths are to be 1.83 m and the recirculation ratio is 2:1, find the required filter diameters. Assume the following design assumptions apply. Design assumptions: Influent flow =7570 m3/d Recirculation ratio = 2 Depth of media = 1.83 m Water temperature =20oC BOD removal in primary sedimentation = 35% E1=E2 =0.65

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**Stone media TF design Example 2 BOD=200mg/L BOD=25mg/L**

Primary Clarifier Secondary Clarifier TF1 TF2

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**Stone media TF design Solution) (1) Compute the recirculation factor**

= (1+2)/ (1+0.2)2 = 2.08

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**Stone media TF design Solution)**

(2) Compute the BOD load for the first filter BOD load = BOD Conc. x Influent flow = 200mg/L*(1-0.35) x m3/d =1234kg/d (3) Compute the volume for the first stage V= 388 m3

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**Stone media TF design Solution)**

(4) Compute the diameter of the first filter A= V/depth = 388 m3/1.83m = 212 m2 Diameter = 16.4 m (5) Compute the BOD load for the second filter BOD load to the second filter = (1-E1) x BOD load to the first filter = ( ) x 1234 kg BOD/d = 437 kg BOD/d

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**Stone media TF design Solution)**

(6) Compute the volume for the first stage V= 1096 m3 (7) Compute the diameter of the first filter A= V/depth = 1096 m3/1.83m 599 m2 Diameter = 27.6 m

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**Stone media TF design Solution)**

(8) Compute the BOD loading to each filter (9) Compute the hydraulic loading to each filter

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Plastic media

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**Plastic media Schulze formula**

The liquid contact time (t) of applied wastewater Where: t = liquid contact time, min D= depth of media (m) q = hydraulic loading, (m3/m2/h) C, n = constants related to specific surface & configuration of media

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**Plastic media hydraulic loading (q) Where: Q= influent flow rate L/min**

A=filter cross section area m2

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**Plastic media TF design**

Schulze formula Where: Se= BOD concentration of settled filter effluent, mg/L So= influent BOD concentration to the filter, mg/L k=wastewater treatability and packing coefficient, (L/s)0.5/m2 D=packing depth, m q= hydraulic application rate of primary effluent, excluding recirculation, L/m2*s n=constant characteristic of packing used (assumed to be 0.5).

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**Plastic media TF design**

Example 3 Given the following design flow rates and primary effluent wastewater characteristics, determine the following design parameters for a trickling filter design assuming 2 reactors at 6.1 m depth, cross-flow plastic packing with a specific surface area of 90 m2/m3, a packing coefficient n value of 0.5, & a 2-arm distributor system. The required minimum wetting rate=0.5L/m2*s. Assume a secondary clarifier depth of 4.2m and k value of 0.23. Design conditions Item unit Primary effluent Target effluent Flow m3/d 15,140 BOD mg/L 125 20 TSS 65 Temp oC 14

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**Plastic media TF design**

Example 3 Calculate the followings Diameter of TF, m Volume of packing require, m3

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**Plastic media TF design**

Solution (1) Diameter of tower trickling filter, m Correct k for temperature effect

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**Plastic media TF design**

Solution (1) Diameter of tower trickling filter, m Determine the hydraulic loading rate Determine the tower area Determine the tower diameter

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