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TitleFeasibility 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.
KeywordsAnaerobic treatment
Low strength wastewaters
SBR reactors
Pulsed reactors
Sub-optimal temperature
Issue date1997
JournalWater 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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