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Introduction of a Degassing Membrane Technology into Anaerobic Wastewater Treatment

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The effectiveness of degasification using a degassing membrane to improve chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal efficiency was investigated using a bench-scale upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor. Vacuum degasification was able to transfer dissolved gas in the bulk liquid of the UASB reactor inside the membrane. Such a process might provide thermodynamically favorable conditions for the degradation of organic compounds. The COD-removal efficiency improved from 83% during normal operation to 90% during the degassing operation.

Keywords: anaerobic digestion; degassing membrane; dissolved gas; upflow anaerobic sludge blanket

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: May 1, 2013

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