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|Title:||Feasibility of a pulsed sequencing batch reactor with anaerobic aggregated biomass for the treatment of low strenght wastewaters|
|Author(s):||Brito, A. G.|
Rodrigues, A. C.
Melo, L. F.
Low strength wastewaters
|Journal:||Water science & technology|
|Citation:||"Water science & technology". ISSN 0273-1223. 35:1 (1997) 193-198.|
|Abstract(s):||This study concerns an assessment of a SBR operation that associates anaerobic aggregated biomass with a pulsed action during the reaction phase, a system named Pulsed Sequencing Batch Reactor (P-SBR). The system uses a diaphragm pump as a pulsator unit to increase the liquid-solid contact, in order to avoid dead zones and possible external mass transfer resistance. A preliminary study of the operation of the reactor was performed with a low strenght synthetic wastewater with a COD near 1000mg.lˉ¹ and a sub-optimal temperature of 22ºC. A removal efficiency of 60-70% was attained after 5 and 6 hours of reaction time. The respective organic loads were 5-6 kg COD.mˉ³.dayˉ¹, thus supporting the feasibility of the P-SBR system for wastewater treatment in such conditions. The results also indicate that a ratio of 1.8%o between the swept volume delivered by the pump and the reactor volume was adequate to promote a flow turbulence in the sludge blanket and that a redox potential of near -400 mV was readily created by anaerobic bacteria after the reactor filling step.|
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