Woo, Yun Chul 1;Lee, Jeong Jun 2;Shim, Wang-Geun 1;Shon, Ho Kyong 1;Tijing, Leonard D. 1;Yao, Minwei 1;Kim, Han-Seung 2 1 Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater (CTWW), School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, P.O. Box 123, 2007, Australia 2 Department of Environmental Engineering and Energy, Myongji University, 116 Myongji-Ro,Cheoin-Gu, 449-728, South Korea firstname.lastname@example.org;
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of powdered activated carbon (PAC) on the overall performance of a submerged membrane bioreactor (SMBR) system integrated with nanofiltration (NF) for wastewater reclamation. It was found that the trans-membrane pressure of SMBR increased continuously while that of the SMBR with PAC was more stable, mainly because water could still pass through the PACs and membrane even though foulants adhered on the PAC surface. The presence of PAC was able to mitigate fouling in SMBR as well as in NF. SMBR-NF with PAC obtained a higher flux of 8.1 LMH compared to that without PAC (6.6 LMH). In addition, better permeate quality was obtained with SMBR-NF integrated process added with PAC. The present results suggest that the addition of PAC in integrated SMBR-NF process could possibly lead to satisfying water quality and can be operated for a long-term duration.
Wastewater reclamation (major);Activated carbon;Bioconversion;Biological water treatment;Bioreactors;Membranes;Nanofiltration;Reclamation;Water filtration;Water quality;