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Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia NATURE November 25, 1961 VoL. 192 Treatment of Sewage and Industrial Wastes bacterial oxidation of thiocyanates, the use of beds of calcined magnesite to neutralize acid wastes, and Little information has hitherto been available on the treatment of washings from cattle sheds and the relative merits of the various filter media used other farm premises-this last being a growing in the biolo~ical filtration of sewage. Since April problem which sometimes causes difficulty at small 1959 a port10n of the Stevenage domestic sewage sewage works. has been treated on a battery of eight small filters filled with two different sizes (nominally about 1 in. River Pollution and 2! in.) of four different media (clinker, blast­ A large part of the work on rivers is devoted to furnace slag, broken rock and rounded gravel). With the exception of the gravel which, in the smaller size, assessing the relative effects of surface aeration, photosynthesis and plant respiration on the oxygen 5ave some ponding trouble during last winter, the balance. As a positive step towards increasing the smaller media have consistently produced better oxygen content of a polluted river, experiments are effluents than the larger media. The media with the being performed on http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nature Springer Journals

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia

Nature , Volume 192 (4804) – Nov 25, 1961

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Springer Journals
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Copyright © 1961 by Nature Publishing Group
Subject
Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary; Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary; Science, multidisciplinary
ISSN
0028-0836
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1476-4687
DOI
10.1038/192712a0
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NATURE November 25, 1961 VoL. 192 Treatment of Sewage and Industrial Wastes bacterial oxidation of thiocyanates, the use of beds of calcined magnesite to neutralize acid wastes, and Little information has hitherto been available on the treatment of washings from cattle sheds and the relative merits of the various filter media used other farm premises-this last being a growing in the biolo~ical filtration of sewage. Since April problem which sometimes causes difficulty at small 1959 a port10n of the Stevenage domestic sewage sewage works. has been treated on a battery of eight small filters filled with two different sizes (nominally about 1 in. River Pollution and 2! in.) of four different media (clinker, blast­ A large part of the work on rivers is devoted to furnace slag, broken rock and rounded gravel). With the exception of the gravel which, in the smaller size, assessing the relative effects of surface aeration, photosynthesis and plant respiration on the oxygen 5ave some ponding trouble during last winter, the balance. As a positive step towards increasing the smaller media have consistently produced better oxygen content of a polluted river, experiments are effluents than the larger media. The media with the being performed on

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