Activated sludge


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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Activated sludge is the assemblage of micro-organisms, dead and alive, together with adsorbed organic and inert materials present in aerated wastewater (UNEP 2000).Sludge through which comprised air is introduced or aerated by mechanical agitation (CEPIS 1991).

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Interpretations and Explanations


UNEP (2000) International source book on environmentally sound technologies for wastewater and stormwater managementCEPIS (1991) Thesarus of sanitary engineering and environmental sciences.

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