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Aufwuchskörperfüllung

English translation: biofilm substrate filling

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German term or phrase:Aufwuchskörperfüllung
English translation:biofilm substrate filling
Entered by: John Jory
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07:46 Apr 29, 2008
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Tech/Engineering - Environment & Ecology / waste water treatment
German term or phrase: Aufwuchskörperfüllung
This occurs in instructions for the installation of rotating distributors (Drehsprenger) at a sewage plant:
XXX Drehsprenger werden in Kläranlagen zur gleichmäßigen Verteilung von kommunalen und industriellen Abwässern über der Aufwuchskörperfüllung von Tropfkörpern verwendet. –
Die Drehsprenger sind mit 4 Armen ausgerüstet, die entsprechende Austrittsöffnungen für die gleichmäßige Verteilung des Abwassers über der gesamten Fläche der Aufwuchskörperfüllung des Tropfkörpers haben.

The Aufwuchskörper part has been translated in patents as „growth bodies“ (for immobilizing microorganisms) but I am unsure this is the correct terminology. Possibly what is alluded to here are „Aufwuchskörper“ embedded/fitted in the trckling filters.
KenOldfield
biofilm substrate filling
Explanation:
"Aufwuchs" in sewage plants is biofilm.

"Biofilms are usually found on solid substrates submerged in or exposed to some aqueous solution."
See www.bionewsonline.com/n/what_is_biofilm.htm

The following link might be useful:
www.watermaxim.co.uk/glossary-sewage-treatment.php

"growth bodies" is a literal translation not supported by English websites.
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biofilm substrate filling


Explanation:
"Aufwuchs" in sewage plants is biofilm.

"Biofilms are usually found on solid substrates submerged in or exposed to some aqueous solution."
See www.bionewsonline.com/n/what_is_biofilm.htm

The following link might be useful:
www.watermaxim.co.uk/glossary-sewage-treatment.php

"growth bodies" is a literal translation not supported by English websites.

John Jory
Germany
Local time: 18:21
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