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Fuchs, W; Binder, H; Mavrias, G; Braun, R.
(2003): Anaerobic treatment of wastewater with high organic content using a stirred tank reactor coupled with a membrane filtration unit.
Water Res. 2003; 37(4):902-908

Using a cross-flow membrane bioreactor, high anaerobic conversion rates of three different types of wastewater with varying organic content were achieved. Loading rates obtained were as follows: 20g CODL-1 d(-1) for artificial wastewater, approximately 8g CODL-1 d(-1) from vegetable processing industry (sauerkraut brine) and 6-8 g COD L-1 d(-1) for wastewater from an animal slaughterhouse. At stable conditions, COD-removal rates in all three wastewaters were higher than 90%. Methane yields from the treatment of artificial wastewater, sauerkraut brine, and animal slaughterhouse wastewater were in the range of 0.17-0.30, 0.20-0.34, and 0.12-0.32L(n) g(-1) COD-1 fed, respectively. The complete retention of biomass and suspended solids is a unique feature of this treatment process, which combines a high loading capacity and at the same time, high COD removal rates even for complex wastewater containing high concentrations of particulate matter. (C) 2002 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Braun Rudolf
Fuchs Werner
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