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A cascade of anoxic and oxic fluidized bed biofilm reactors for treatment of synthetic municipal wastewater.

Abstract

In this study, a cascade of anoxic and oxic fluidized bed biofilm reactors system was carried out to treat synthetic municipal wastewater. The parameters of the influent flow rates and C/N ratios were discussed. System performance was acceptable for chemical oxygen demand (COD), ammonia, and total nitrogen removal. A decrease of ammonia and total nitrogen removal efficiencies, however, was observed when the influent flow rates increased to 5.04 and 6.12 1 h(-1). Total nitrogen removal decreased at the influent C/N ratio of 3:1. The measured ratios of COD reduction in the anoxic column to nitrogen removal through nitrification-denitrification were 3.7, 3.5, 3.3, and 3.1 g COD/g(-1) N on average when the influent C/N ratios changed from 6:1 to 3:1. The observed sludge yield (Yobs) was 0.169 g VSS g COD(-1) because of perfect denitrification in the anoxic column and the relatively long solids retention time.

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  • Authors

    Chen YW, Wang JM, Zang CL, Huang Q, Liu MQ, Zhu SM, Shen SB

    Institution

    State Key Laboratory of Materials-Oriented Chemical Engineering, College of Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Engineering, Nanjing University of Technology, Nanjing, P R China.

    Source

    Water environment research : a research publication of the Water Environment Federation 84:2 2012 Feb pg 128-33

    MeSH

    Aerobiosis
    Anaerobiosis
    Biofilms
    Bioreactors
    Nitrogen Compounds
    Oxygen
    Time Factors
    Waste Disposal, Fluid
    Water Pollutants, Chemical
    Water Purification

    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article
    Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    22515062