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dc.contributor.authorAdwet, Wendy M.
dc.contributor.authorHarish, J.Pant
dc.contributor.authorMangala, Michael J.
dc.contributor.authorMasinza, Stanslaus A.
dc.description.abstractA radiotracer investigation was carried out in a wastewater stabilization pond using radiotracer technique. Residence time distribution (RTD) of wastewater was measured using Iodine-131 as a radiotracer. The measured RTD was treated and mean residence time (MRT) was determined. The measured MRT was compared with the theoretical MRT and dead volume was estimated. It was found that about 93% of the geometric volume within the anaerobic pond was dead. The measured RTD was modeled using various RTD models and eventually a suitable model was identified to describe and visualize the flow pattern of wastewater within the pond. Based on the measured MRT, estimated dead volume and identified flow patterns, it was concluded that the hydraulic performance of the anaerobic pond was very poor and not suitable for its intended purpose.en_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Nairobien_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.subjectWaste stabilization pond Residence time distribution Radiotracer Iodine-131 Mean residence time Dead volume Bypassing Continuously stirred tank reactoren_US
dc.titleEvaluation of hydraulic performance of an anaerobic pond using radiotracer techniqueen_US

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