Aquatic environment

Inorganic nitrogen removal of toilet wastewater with an airlift external circulation membrane bioreactor

LI Gang , WU Lin-lin , DONG Chun-song , WU Guang-xia , FAN Yao-bo


Received December 11, 2005,Revised March 27, 2006, Accepted , Available online

Volume 19,2007,Pages 12-17

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The inorganic nitrogen (inorganic-N) removal of toilet wastewater with a pilot-scale airlift external circulation membrane bioreactor (AEC-MBR) was studied in this paper. The results showed that in the AEC-MBR, with a limited addition of alkalinity and the volumetric loading rates of inorganic-N at 0.19-0.40 kg inorganic-N/(m3·d), the desired nitrification and denitrification were achieved. Furthermore, the effects of pH and DO on inorganic-N removal were examined. Under the condition of MLSS at 1.56-2.35 g/L, BOD5/NH4+-N at 1.0, pH at 7.0-7.5 and DO at 1.0-2.0 mg/L, the removal efficiencies of NH4+-N and inorganic-N were 91.5% and 70.0% respectively in the AEC-MBR. The cost of alkalinity added was about 0.5-1.5 RMB Yuan /m3 and the energy consumption was about 0.72 kWh/m3 at the flux of 8 L/(m2·h) in this study

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