membrane aeration Articles

  • Influence of aeration and permeate flux on deposition of particulates on membrane surface

    In microfiltration, a deposit of foulant tends to form on the membrane surface and this usually controls the performance of the filtration process. This paper discusses the influence of physical parameters such as aeration and permeates flux on migration and deposition of above micron particles on the membrane surface. Kaolin clay suspension of particle 3.7–8▒μm with mean particle diameter 4.1▒μm ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Microsensor determination of multiple microbial processes in an oxygen-based membrane aerated biofilm

    Microsensor techniques were used to investigate in situ the simultaneous occurrence of sulfate reduction and nitrogen removal in a membrane aerated biofilm reactor. H2S, O2, pH, ORP, NH4+ and NO3− microsensors were fabricated and used to measure the profiles inside the membrane aerated biofilm. Production and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Recovery of reusable water from sewage using aerated flat-sheet membranes

    Continuous developments and advances in membrane technology allow recovering to large extent reusable water from untraditional water sources, such as municipal effluents. In this paper, operational results and preliminary cost-analysis of a microfiltration (MF) process used for raw sewage and secondary effluent polishing are given. The research was conducted with a 22 sandwich-type flat-sheet ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Experimental evaluation of intermittent aeration of a hollow fibre membrane bioreactor

    Intermittent membrane aeration provides a substantially improved energy efficiency in hollow fibre-based immersed membrane bioreactors (HF iMBRs). The benefits of intermittent aeration have been assessed with respect to sustaining a target flux and/or limiting the fouling rate to a sustainable level based on a small plant using full-scale HF modules. Results show that for the same specific ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Slot Injector™ Aeration System for Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) Plants

    KLa Systems has recently completed our 23rd MBR aeration system project using our Slot Injector™ aeration technology. These plants are for industrial customers and although predominantly in the food & beverage sector, we have also supplied MBR aeration systems for leachate treatment, chemical and petrochemical processing effluent. Slot Injector™ aeration technology is ideal for ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Comparison of Biofouling Control in a Membrane Bioreactor Via Two Coarse Bubble Aeration Cycles

    In the membrane bioreactor (MBR) process, coarse bubble aeration is used to scour the surface of the membranes to help control biofouling. Energy required for coarse bubble aeration represents a significant fraction of the total power demand for these systems. To reduce this demand, MBR systems manufactured by Zenon Environmental Inc. operate with cyclic aeration, using a cycle of 10 seconds on ...

  • Treatment of synthetic kraft evaporator condensate using thermophilic and mesophilic membrane aerated biofilm reactors

    A comparative study on the treatment of synthetic kraft evaporator condensate was conducted using thermophilic (55°C) and mesophilic (30°C) membrane aerated biofilm reactors (MABRs) and sequencing batch reactors (SBRs) for 8 months. Under tested conditions, a chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal efficiency of 80–95% was achieved with both thermophilic and mesophilic MABRs and SBRs. The COD ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Computational fluid dynamics simulations of membrane filtration process adapted for water treatment of aerated sewage lagoons

    The aim of this study is to apply the membrane bioreactor technology in an oxidation ditch in submerged conditions. This new wastewater filtration process will benefit rural areas (<5,000 population equivalent) subject to chronic water shortages by reusing this water for irrigation of green areas. For this purpose, the membranes developed without support are immersed in an aeration well ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Membrane Bioreactor for National Park

    The problem: Assateague Island is a barrier island that stretches from the Eastern shore of Maryland down Atlantic coast to Virginia. The island is a National Park, administered by the National Park Service, under the National Seashore division. Assateague Island is a vital resting and feeding area for birds and also is home to more than 300 wild ponies. The park receives about 1 ...


    By Dynatec Systems Inc.

  • Membrane Bioreactor for Automobile Manufacturer

    Dynatec provided a system to treat wastewater from Ford's automotive assembly plant. The Problem The existing batch chemical treatment system for oil and metals removal was unable to meet the new standards for discharge to local POTW. The new requirements called for lower BOD and total Nitrogen and there was no way to make the existing system able to meet the standards. ...


    By Dynatec Systems Inc.

  • Membrane Bioreactor for Sanitary Landfill

    The Problem The county of Warren NJ owns and operates a sanitary landfill in Oxford Twp, NJ. The facility generates an average of 50,000 gallons per day of leachate, with peaks to 100,000 gallons per day. The facility was discharging to a local POTW from their lagoon, but they were facing requirements for nitrogen removal from the POTW and needed a new system to provide ...


    By Dynatec Systems Inc.

  • Membrane Bioreactors for RO Pretreatment

    ABSTRACTCurrently, treated municipal wastewater is typically discharged to the environment in most parts of the world. It is, however, a potential water resource from which high quality water for reuse can be produced. Reuse applications include both non-potable applications such as irrigation and production of industrial process water, and indirect potable reuse including aquifer recharge. For ...

  • The most reliable oxygen meter for the aeration tank

    In a direct comparison with a conventional O2 probe, the new HACH LANGE LDO probe took part in a ➔ trial at the sewage treatment plant for a period of nine weeks. The LDO technique proved its worth by the superior quality ofthe results and its easy handling. In particular, it excelled in terms of the extremely small amount of probe fouling. At the A stage of the Nieuwveer sewage treatment ...


  • A venturi device reduces membrane fouling in a submerged membrane bioreactor

    In this study, for the first time, a venturi device was integrated into a submerged membrane bioreactor (MBR) to improve membrane surface cleaning and bioreactor oxygenation. The performances of a blower and the venturi device were compared in terms of membrane fouling and bioreactor oxygenation. Upon comparing membrane fouling, the performances were similar for a low operation flux (18 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Dynamic Mathematical Modeling of Membrane Fouling in Submerged Membrane Bioreactors

    ABSTRACTA mathematical model is developed that accounts for internal fouling of membranes due to soluble microbial products during subcritical flux operation, and for supercritical flux fouling due to cake formation and compression.. The model takes into account the filtration effect generated by the cake. A set of differential equations is derived and solved numerically to obtain a description ...

  • Membrane thickening aerobic digestion processes

    Sludge management accounts for approximately 60% of the total wastewater treatment plant expenditure and laws for sludge disposal are becoming increasingly stringent, therefore much consideration is required when designing a solids handling process. A membrane thickening aerobic digestion process integrates a controlled aerobic digestion process with pre-thickening waste activated sludge ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Alternative energy efficient membrane bioreactor using reciprocating submerged membrane

    A novel membrane bioreactor (MBR) pilot system, using membrane reciprocation instead of air scouring, was operated at constant high flux and daily fluctuating flux to demonstrate its application under peak and diurnal flow conditions. Low and stable transmembrane pressure was achieved at 40 l/m2/h (LMH) by use of repetitive membrane reciprocation. The results reveal that the inertial forces ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of Novel Operational Strategies for Submerged Membrane Bioreactors

    MBR technology is still expensive to operate when compared to more traditional alternatives. The cost of the membrane and its operation is a significant variable in the overall capital and operational costs of an MBR. A novel dynamic scouring aeration control for membrane bioreactors is proposed in this contribution in order to minimize internal fouling of the membrane and increase the maximum ...

  • Performance of a fixed-bed biofilm reactor with microbubble aeration in aerobic wastewater treatment

    Microbubble aeration is supposed to be highly efficient for oxygen supply in aerobic wastewater treatment. In the present study, the performance of a fixed-bed biofilm reactor microbubble-aerated using a Shirasu porous glass (SPG) membrane system was investigated when treating synthetic municipal wastewater. The biofilm formation on the carriers was enhanced with microbubble aeration due to ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • In Situ Local Parameter Measurements for CFD Modeling to Optimize Aeration

    ABSTRACTMeasurement methods to determine in situ local parameters were developed, in order to optimize design and operating parameters impacting oxygen transfer in aeration tanks equipped with EDPM membrane diffusers and slow speed mixers. New tools to measure bubble sizes and gas hold-ups were coupled with the traditional ones used to determine liquid velocities and oxygen transfer coefficients. ...

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