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This edited book aims to include the most related and practical knowledge about MBR. The book focuses on knowledge of membrane, performance of MBR and its operation.
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About the book
This edited book aims to include the most related and practical knowledge about MBR. Detailed discussion about deep scientific knowledge in all fields of MBR is not addressed. The book starts from the introduction of biological wastewater treatment. In addition, the book focuses on knowledge of membrane, performance of MBR and its operation. This book is suitable for person who does not have any background in MBR. After reading this book, readers should be acquainted with MBR.
There is a trend that stricter and stricter wastewater discharge standards are going to be implemented. Therefore, available techniques for municipal wastewater treatment need to be upgraded in order to meet the requirements of those standards. Meanwhile, new techniques are also under developing. While conventional secondary settlers are replaced by membranes for sludge and waster separation, the combination of reactor and membrane is called membrane bioreactor (MBR). The main benefits of the introduction of MBR are that much smaller footprints are required since secondary settlers are not required; and much better effluent qualities can be achieved due to the application of membranes. The main drawback of the application of MBR is that the cost of construction and operation of MBR is higher than conventional bioreactors. Nevertheless, MBR has been applied from 1990s and now is more and more popular.
This edited book tries to include the most related and practical knowledge about MBR. Detailed discussion about deep scientific knowledge in all fields of MBR is not addressed. The book starts from the introduction of biological wastewater treatment. In addition, the book focuses on knowledge of membrane, performance of MBR and its operation. This book is suitable for person who does not have any background in MBR. After reading this book, readers should be acquainted with MBR.
Please be noted that, up to now, most knowledge is about operation of MBRs for municipal wastewater treatment in which aerobic MBRs are applied. Regarding the application of anaerobic MBR, the operation experience is relatively limited. However, recent development of anaerobic MBR is also included in this book.
Dr Jixiang Yang
The Three Gorges Institute of ecological environment
Chongqing Insitute of Green and Intelligent Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
- Overview of biological wastewater treatment
- Wastewater constituents
- Organic material removal
- Nitrogen removal
- Phosphate removal
- Introduction of membrane bioreactor
- Introduction of membrane
- Membrane bioreactor
- Membrane fouling and its reduction
- Membrane Fouling
- Membrane fouling reduction methods
- Membrane cleaning
- Biological performance of membrane bioreactors
- Removal of organic matter and suspended solids
- Nitrification/Denitrification and Phosphorus Removal
- Removal of trace organic compounds by a membrane bioreactor
- Removal of hormones
- Operation cost of membrane bioreactor
- Energy cost
- Aeration demand
- Design of membrane bioreactor
- Factors influencing performance
- Long term experience on membrane bioreactors operation
- Star-up of a MBR
- Membrane fouling and cleaning in a long term operation
- Applications of membrane bioreactors
- Installations Worldwide
- Plant size
- Full scale membrane bioreactors
- Anaerobic digestion and anaerobic membrane bioreactor
- Anaerobic digestion
- Anaerobic MBR
- A application of anaerobic MBR
- About the author
About the Author
Jixiang Yang obtained his Bachelor and Master’s degree of municipal engineering at Harbin Institute of Technology and doctor’s degree at Delft University of Technology. He worked with membrane technology for drinking water production and wastewater treatment in the past six years. He is now working in Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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