anaerobic wastewater treatment Articles

  • Integrating anaerobic processes into wastewater treatment

    Over the past decade, the concept of anaerobic processes for the treatment of low temperature domestic wastewater has been introduced. This paper uses a developed wastewater flowsheet model and experimental data from several pilot scale studies to establish the impact of integrating anaerobic process into the wastewater flowsheet. The results demonstrate that, by integrating an expanded granular ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treatment of wastewater from anaerobic digestion

    The Client The customer is power plant which produces biogas from biomass and sewage farm, through anaerobic digestion and thermal recovery, located nearby Munich in Germany. The Client’s needs Biogas is produced by the fermentation of organic substances of animal and vegetal origin in absence of oxygen (anaerobic process). This process produces a ...

  • Post-Treatment Options for the Anaerobic Treatment of Domestic Wastewater

    This paper focuses on the post-treatment options for the anaerobic treatment of domestic wastewater. Initially, the main limitations of anaerobic systems regarding carbon, nutrients and pathogen removal are presented. In sequence, the advantages of combined anaerobic/aerobic treatment and the main post-treatment options currently in use are discussed, including the presentation of flowsheets and ...


    By Springer

  • The use of the anaerobic baffled reactor for wastewater treatment: A review

    A review concerning the development, applicability and possible future application of the anaerobic baffled reactor for wastewater treatment is presented. The reactor design has been developed since the early 1980s and has several advantages over well established systems such as the upflow anaerobic sludge blanket and the anaerobic filter. These include: better resilience to hydraulic and organic ...


    By United Utilities

  • Anaerobic Reactor Design Concepts for the Treatment of Domestic Wastewater

    Since the earlier anaerobic treatment systems, the design concepts were improved from classic reactors like septic tanks and anaerobic ponds, to modern high rate reactor configurations like anaerobic filters, UASB, EGSB, fixed film fluidized bed and expanded bed reactors, and others. In this paper, anaerobic reactors are evaluated considering the historical evolution and types of wastewaters. The ...


    By Springer

  • Integrated Anaerobic and Aerobic Processes for Treatment of Municipal Wastewater

    ABSTRACTIn this study, integrated anaerobic and aerobic treatment processes for municipal wastewater treatment were investigated for its feasibility to replace the existing conventional activated sludge process. Three types of anaerobic systems − anaerobic sludge blanket, anaerobic sequencing batch reactor and anaerobic filter, as the pretreatment step were studies. High solids and organics ...

  • Winery and distillery wastewater treatment by anaerobic digestion

    ABSTRACTAnaerobic digestion is widely used for wastewater treatment, especially in the food industries. Generally after the anaerobic treatment there is an aerobic post-treatment in order to return the treated water to nature. Several technologies are applied for winery wastewater treatment. They are using free cells or flocs (anaerobic contact digesters, anaerobic sequencing batch reactors and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Anaerobic Biotechnologies

    Anaerobic wastewater treatment is the biological treatment of wastewater without the use of air or elemental oxygen. Many applications are directed towards the removal of organic pollution in wastewater, slurries and sludges. The organic pollutants are converted by anaerobic ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Submerged anaerobic membrane bioreactor for wastewater treatment and energy generation

    Compared with conventional wastewater treatment processes, membrane bioreactors (MBRs) offer several advantages including high biodegradation efficiency, excellent effluent quality and smaller footprint. However, it has some limitations on account of its energy intensive operation. In recent years, there has been growing interest in use of anaerobic membrane bioreactors (AnMBRs) due to their ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comparison of aerobic granulation and anaerobic membrane bioreactor technologies for winery wastewater treatment

    An anaerobic membrane bioreactor and aerobic granulation technologies were tested at laboratory scale to treat winery wastewater, which is characterised by a high and variable biodegradable organic load. Both technologies have already been tested for alcohol fermentation wastewaters, but there is a lack of data relating to their application to winery wastewater treatment. The anaerobic membrane ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • High rate anaerobic thermophilic technologies for distillery wastewater treatment

    ABSTRACTIn this paper, performance of two high rate technologies, upflow anaerobic fixed-film reactor and fluidized bed laboratory-scale, treating distillery wastewater (wine vinasses ) at anaerobic thermophilic conditions have been compared. The results obtained show that the stationary packed bed, with a corrugated plastic support, operated under stable conditions at organic loading rates ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of temperature on the treatment of domestic wastewater with a staged anaerobic fluidized membrane bioreactor

    A laboratory staged anaerobic fluidized membrane bioreactor (SAF-MBR) system was applied to the treatment of primary clarifier effluent from a domestic wastewater treatment plant with temperature decreasing from 25 to 10 °C. At all temperatures and with a total hydraulic retention time of 2.3 h, overall chemical oxygen demand (COD) and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5) removals were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Wastewater treatment in the dairy processing industry - recovering energy using anaerobic technology

    Introduction The composition of wastewater from dairy processing plants makes it highly suitable for biological wastewater treatment processing. As well anaerobic biological treatment of the wastewater there is also the option of applying anaerobic biological processes. By applying anaerobic technology a large part of the organic load in the wastewater can be removed and converted into ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • Applications of two-phase anaerobic degradation in industrial wastewater treatment

    Prospects for the phased anaerobic treatment of wastewater are extremely promising. With the variety of reactor designs available and the amenability of reactors to modification, existing treatment systems may be replaced or upgraded as required to achieve increased stability, higher loading capacities and greater process efficiencies than single-stage systems. In recent times, various reactor ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • High rate anaerobic treatment of Sago wastewater using HUASB with PUF as carrier

    Abstract: Sago industry is one of the major small-scale sectors in India and over 800 units are located in the southern State of Tamilnadu. Processing of sago generates enormous quantities of high strength wastewater requiring systematic treatment prior to disposal. The present study is an attempt to treat the sago wastewater using Hybrid Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (HUASB) reactor, which ...

  • Tylosin effect on methanogenesis in an anaerobic biomass from swine wastewater treatment

    The effect of different concentrations of tylosin on methane production was investigated: first methanogenesis in a biomass without contact with the antibiotic, and later the ability of the sludge to adapt to increasing concentrations of tylosin. Results showed that, for biomass that had no contact with the antibiotic, the presence of tylosin inhibits the generation of methane even at ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Anaerobic treatment of urban wastewater in membrane bioreactors: evaluation of seasonal temperature variations

    The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of seasonal temperature variations on the anaerobic treatment of urban wastewater in membrane bioreactors (MBRs). To this aim, sludge production, energy recovery potential, chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal and membrane permeability were evaluated in a submerged anaerobic MBR fitted with industrial-scale membrane units. The plant was ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Low-temperature limitation of bioreactor sludge in anaerobic treatment of domestic wastewater

    Two strategies exist for seeding low-temperature anaerobic reactors: the use of specialist psychrophilic biomass or mesophilic bioreactor sludge acclimated to low temperature. We sought to determine the low-temperature limitation of anaerobic sludge from a bioreactor acclimated to UK temperatures (<15 °C). Anaerobic incubation tests using low-strength real domestic wastewater (DWW) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treatment of domestic wastewater with an anaerobic ceramic membrane bioreactor (AnCMBR)

    In this study, a ceramic membrane with a pore size of 80 nm was incorporated into an anaerobic membrane bioreactor for excellent stability and integrity. Chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal efficiencies by biodegradation reached 78.6 ± 6.0% with mixed liquor suspended solids (MLSS) of 12.8 ± 1.2 g/L. Even though the total methane generated was 0.3 ± 0.03 L/g CODutilized, around 67.4% of it ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Treatment of slaughterhouse wastewater in upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor

    The performance of an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor operated at ambient temperature (20.9–25.2°C) was analysed for the treatment of slaughterhouse wastewater previously pre-treated for solid separation. The experimental work was carried out in a reactor with 15 L effective volume. Four organic loads were applied and the process performance was evaluated. The COD removal rate ...


    By IWA Publishing

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