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Removal of micropollutants by membrane bioreactor under temperature variation

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Abstract


  • The effects of controlled temperature variation in the range of 10–45 ◦C were assessed in a lab-scale MBR

    that treated synthetic municipal wastewater spiked with selected micropollutants. The effects were evaluated

    with respect to total organic carbon (TOC) and total nitrogen (TN) removal, micropollutant removal,

    sludge growth, level of soluble microbial products (SMPs) in the mixed liquor and membrane fouling.

    Overall, the temperature shifts caused high variation in the TOC and TN levels in the reactor supernatant,

    however that in membrane-permeate was relatively more stable, substantiating the robustness

    of the MBR process. Results regarding the removal of micropollutants at ambient temperature (20 ◦C)

    demonstrate an apparent correlation between hydrophobicity, chemical structures and the removal of

    micropollutants. Temperature variation below and above 20 ◦C, especially the operation under 45 ◦C

    appeared to significantly influence the removal of certain less hydrophobic (log D < 3.2) micropollutants

    possessing strong electron withdrawing functional groups. The removal of most hydrophobic compounds

    (log D > 3.2) was stable under the temperature range of 10–35 ◦C, however, deteriorated at 45 ◦C. The

    temperature shifts were also associated with higher levels of SMP in the mixed liquor which appeared

    to trigger membrane fouling as evidenced by a rapid increase in transmembrane pressure.

Authors


  •   Hai, Faisal I.
  •   Tessmer, Karin (external author)
  •   Nguyen, Luong (external author)
  •   Kang, Jinguo (external author)
  •   Price, William E.
  •   Nghiem, Long D. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Hai, F. I., Tessmer, K., Nguyen, N. Luong., Kang, J., Price, W. E. & Nghiem, L. D. (2011). Removal of micropollutants by membrane bioreactor under temperature variation. Journal of Membrane Science, 383 (1-2), 144-151.

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  • 2-s2.0-80053442299

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  • 7

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  • 144

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  • 151

Volume


  • 383

Issue


  • 1-2

Abstract


  • The effects of controlled temperature variation in the range of 10–45 ◦C were assessed in a lab-scale MBR

    that treated synthetic municipal wastewater spiked with selected micropollutants. The effects were evaluated

    with respect to total organic carbon (TOC) and total nitrogen (TN) removal, micropollutant removal,

    sludge growth, level of soluble microbial products (SMPs) in the mixed liquor and membrane fouling.

    Overall, the temperature shifts caused high variation in the TOC and TN levels in the reactor supernatant,

    however that in membrane-permeate was relatively more stable, substantiating the robustness

    of the MBR process. Results regarding the removal of micropollutants at ambient temperature (20 ◦C)

    demonstrate an apparent correlation between hydrophobicity, chemical structures and the removal of

    micropollutants. Temperature variation below and above 20 ◦C, especially the operation under 45 ◦C

    appeared to significantly influence the removal of certain less hydrophobic (log D < 3.2) micropollutants

    possessing strong electron withdrawing functional groups. The removal of most hydrophobic compounds

    (log D > 3.2) was stable under the temperature range of 10–35 ◦C, however, deteriorated at 45 ◦C. The

    temperature shifts were also associated with higher levels of SMP in the mixed liquor which appeared

    to trigger membrane fouling as evidenced by a rapid increase in transmembrane pressure.

Authors


  •   Hai, Faisal I.
  •   Tessmer, Karin (external author)
  •   Nguyen, Luong (external author)
  •   Kang, Jinguo (external author)
  •   Price, William E.
  •   Nghiem, Long D. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Hai, F. I., Tessmer, K., Nguyen, N. Luong., Kang, J., Price, W. E. & Nghiem, L. D. (2011). Removal of micropollutants by membrane bioreactor under temperature variation. Journal of Membrane Science, 383 (1-2), 144-151.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-80053442299

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2102&context=engpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/engpapers/1065

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 144

End Page


  • 151

Volume


  • 383

Issue


  • 1-2