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The Great Secondary Clarifier Debate: I. Surface Overflow Rate is Not an Appropriate Design Criterion For Dimensioning Secondary Clarifiers
Author: Denny S. Parker (for the proposition), Thomas E. Wilson(opposed)
Date: 10/98
First of a two-part interactive debates; 698 is Part II

This summary sets the framework for the first half of a two-part interactive debate. The intent of the authors in conducting this debate is to transfer to designers and operators what is known about the issues raised, and to cause them to think about the issues raised in their daily practice. Most importantly, we want to encourage our industry to collect the information in formal and informal research programs that will ultimately allow our profession to settle these issues.