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Disinfecting MBR Effluent. What's the Common Practice?

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Abstract:

Membrane Bioreactors (MBRs) are an emerging wastewater treatment technology offering many advantages including excellent effluent quality, stable operational performance, a small footprint, reduction of excess sludge production, and reuse of effluent. Common disinfectants for MBR effluent include UV radiation and chlorine. Investigation was conducted through a survey of various wastewater treatment plants to determine common disinfection practices for MBR effluent. The results are presented herein.

Keywords: Membrane bioreactor (MBR); disinfection; reuse water; sodium hypochlorite; ultraviolet (UV) radiation

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864710798193879

Publication date: 2010-01-01

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