Treatment of dairy wastewater by using moving bed biofilm reactor sequential with integrated fixed-film sludge
Author(s):
Dr. Selvabharathi Gopal, S. Robert Ravi, Etikala Chinna
Keywords:
Dairy wastewater, MBBR, IFAS Hydraulic Retention Time (HRT)
Abstract
Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR) is a leading technology of biological solution for wastewater treatment based on the aerobic principle. In this study, lab scale experiments were done by using MBBR with Integrated Fixed-film Sludge(IFAS) process and polypropylene media to analyze BOD and COD removal from wastewater of dairy industries. The system efficiency in removal of BOD and COD was examined at a different rate of Hydraulic Retention Time (HRT) of 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3 hours. Similarly BOD and COD removal efficiency of 60% and 88% respectively was achieved with 3hrs HRT and also settling time was observed as 4 hours. Finally this study indicates that MBBR with IFAS process and polypropylene media as biofilm carrier posses very good removal of BOD and COD from Dairy Wastewater.
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Unique Paper ID: 154304

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 10

Page(s): 573 - 576
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