Submerged Membrane Electro-Bioreactor (SMEBR) Reduces Membrane Fouling and Achieves Phosphorus Removal
Abstract:The occurrence of membrane fouling is still the major factor hindering the wide-spread use of membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology. Furthermore, enhanced biological phosphorous removal would be limited in MBRs applications. The main objective of this study was to develop the Submerged Membrane Electro-Bioreactor (SMEBR), for decreasing the fouling rate and increasing the performance in term of phosphorus removal. Combining biological, membrane and electrochemical processes in one operation SMEBR unit has achieved 52 % reduction in membrane fouling and more than 98% efficiency of PO4-P removal.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2009
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