UASB Wastewater Treatment Design Calculations

Title: UASB Wastewater Treatment Design Calculations

Contributor: Harlan Bengtson, Ph.D., P.E. , Former Dean of Engineering, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Published Date: June/2018

Content Type: Spreadsheet


This Excel workbook will make design calculations for an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) wastewater treatment reactor. Based on user input information about the wastewater to be treated, biological kinetic coefficients, methane stoichiometry coefficients, and reactor configuration, the spreadsheet will calculate the required reactor volume and dimensions, the sludge production rate, the methane production rate, and the required alkalinity addition.