Biological wastewater treatment, Industrial wastewater, biomass carriers, case study
Biological treatment is still the most cost effective method to oxidize organic pollutants in wastewater. However, industrial wastewaters from different sources vary widely in composition. In some cases, the wastewater composition might prevent biological treatment by itself to meet effluent requirements. This work presents several different case studies: in laboratory, pilot and full scale, for implementation of a biomass carrier based biological treatment process in combination with the suitable pretreatment and post-treatment processes. The Biomass carrier based biological treatment used is the AGAR® Process (Attached Growth Airlift Reactor).