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# Quiz No.

## 8: Water Supply and Wastewater Engineering:

Dated: 6/4/2016, Wednesday

## Time: 14:00-14:50 Venue: L4 Full Marks: 25

Question
Domestic sewage with influent BOD5 (So) of 300 mg/L was applied to a pilot scale trickling filter to
determine the treatability of the sewage. The percent BOD5 remaining [(S/So).100] in the effluent was
determined at various depths (D) and HLR values. The results of the pilot test are summarized below,

## Based on the pilot results, draw graphs to determine

HLR (m3/m2/d) the treatability constants (K and n) of the domestic
Depth, D sewage.
(m) 20 40 60 80
S  Q 
n

## 0.5 65 70 75 82  Exp  K.D.   

So   A  
1 40 50 60 70
1.5 25 35 42 50
2 15 25 30 40

0.0

1.0
-0.5 Slope = -0.459
Intercept = 1.347
0.5
Ln(-Slope)
Ln[S/So]

-1.0 4
Slope 1: -0.973 0.0
Slope 2: -0.689 3
Slope 3: -0.621 2
-1.5 Slope 4: -0.498
-0.5

1
-2.0 -1.0
0.0 0.5 1.0 1.5 2.0 2.5 0 1 2 3 4 5
D, m Ln(HLR)

## Slope 2 = (1 mark) Intercept = (2 mark)

Slope 3 = (1 mark)

Slope 4 = (1 mark)

## K= 3.846 (2 mark) n= 0.459 (2 mark)

(12 Marks)
A tricking filter with the
following dimensions is
available. Depth: 2 m,
Surface area: 150 m2. The
media consists of stones of So Si
7-10 cm diameter. This
filter will be used to treat 2
MLD the above domestic S
sewage with BOD5 = 300
mg/L. The trickling filter
will be operated with a
recirculation ratio (R) of 4.
Complete the design of this
system by filling the table
below

OLR kg/m3/d 2 2

R -- 4 --

K -- 3.846 --

n -- 0.459 --

S/Si -- 0.327 2

S/So -- 0.09 2

(13 marks)