Plug-flow systems are normally represented by a pipe with flow going in one direction towards the effluent. Many of our common systems operate in plug-flow or close to plug-flow reactor design. The most prevalent being oxidation ditches and what I call tightly baffled activated sludge where the flow runs through narrow, long channels.
Let's recap the benefits of plug-flow:
Erik Rumbaugh has been involved in biological waste treatment for over 20 years. He has worked with industrial and municipal wastewater facilities to ensure optimal performance of their treatment systems. He is a founder of Aster Bio (www.asterbio.com) specializing in biological waste treatment.
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