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Coupling powdered activated carbon (PAC) adsorption with membrane bioreactor (MBR) treatment for enhanced removal of trace organics

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Abstract


  • the occurrence of trace organics such as pesticides, pharmaceutically active compounds, natural and synthetic hormones as well as varous industrial compounds in the aquatic environment is of great concern due to their potential adverse effects on human health and those of other biota. Therefore, the removal of these compounds from wastewater is an important consideration to ensure safe drinking water and better protection of the environment. In the literature, several techniques have been explored for trace organics removal, namely, conventional activated sludge, membrane bioreactors (MBRs), and absorptioin. However it has been found that neither MBR nor activated carbon on its own can adequately remove all trace organics of concern.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • L. Nguyen, F. I. Hai, L. D. Nghiem, J. Kang & W. E. Price, "Coupling powdered activated carbon (PAC) adsorption with membrane bioreactor (MBR) treatment for enhanced removal of trace organics," Procedia Engineering, vol. 44, pp. 1410-1411, 2012.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84891917297

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3298&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2289

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 1410

End Page


  • 1411

Volume


  • 44

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands

Abstract


  • the occurrence of trace organics such as pesticides, pharmaceutically active compounds, natural and synthetic hormones as well as varous industrial compounds in the aquatic environment is of great concern due to their potential adverse effects on human health and those of other biota. Therefore, the removal of these compounds from wastewater is an important consideration to ensure safe drinking water and better protection of the environment. In the literature, several techniques have been explored for trace organics removal, namely, conventional activated sludge, membrane bioreactors (MBRs), and absorptioin. However it has been found that neither MBR nor activated carbon on its own can adequately remove all trace organics of concern.

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • L. Nguyen, F. I. Hai, L. D. Nghiem, J. Kang & W. E. Price, "Coupling powdered activated carbon (PAC) adsorption with membrane bioreactor (MBR) treatment for enhanced removal of trace organics," Procedia Engineering, vol. 44, pp. 1410-1411, 2012.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84891917297

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=3298&context=eispapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2289

Number Of Pages


  • 1

Start Page


  • 1410

End Page


  • 1411

Volume


  • 44

Place Of Publication


  • Netherlands