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Membrane bioreactor technology for decentralised wastewater treatment and reuse

Journal Article


Abstract


  • There is a growing interest in utilising non-traditional water resources by means of water reclamation and water recycling for long term sustainability. Amongst the many treatment alternatives, membrane bioreactors (MBRs) have been seen as an effective technology capable of transforming various types of wastewater into high-quality effluent exceeding most discharge requirements and suitable for a variety of reuse applications. To date MBRs are largely restricted to centralised large scale applications, with the most common capacity of 200 ML per day or above. The aim of this paper is to review and discuss the potential and limitations of MBRs for small scale applications. Both technical and economic considerations will be delineated with respect to the future water outlook in Australia. Particular attention is also given to the impact of MBR technology on the removal of micropollutants that are of significant concern in water recycling.

Authors


Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Tadkaew, N., Sivakumar, M. & Nghiem, L. D. (2007). Membrane bioreactor technology for decentralised wastewater treatment and reuse. International Journal of Water, 3 (4), 368-380.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-38049070278

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/1693

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 368

End Page


  • 380

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Geneva, Switzerland

Abstract


  • There is a growing interest in utilising non-traditional water resources by means of water reclamation and water recycling for long term sustainability. Amongst the many treatment alternatives, membrane bioreactors (MBRs) have been seen as an effective technology capable of transforming various types of wastewater into high-quality effluent exceeding most discharge requirements and suitable for a variety of reuse applications. To date MBRs are largely restricted to centralised large scale applications, with the most common capacity of 200 ML per day or above. The aim of this paper is to review and discuss the potential and limitations of MBRs for small scale applications. Both technical and economic considerations will be delineated with respect to the future water outlook in Australia. Particular attention is also given to the impact of MBR technology on the removal of micropollutants that are of significant concern in water recycling.

Authors


Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Tadkaew, N., Sivakumar, M. & Nghiem, L. D. (2007). Membrane bioreactor technology for decentralised wastewater treatment and reuse. International Journal of Water, 3 (4), 368-380.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-38049070278

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/1693

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 368

End Page


  • 380

Volume


  • 3

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


  • Geneva, Switzerland