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DOI: 10.5593/SGEM2016/B31/S12.107

WASTEWATER TREATMENT: APPLICATION AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES OF ANAEROBIC MEMBRANE BIOREACTORS

R.Zgavarogea, V.Niculescu, M. Miricioiu,N. Paun, M. Constantinescu
Wednesday 7 September 2016 by Libadmin2016

References: 16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2016, www.sgem.org, SGEM2016 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7105-61-2 / ISSN 1314-2704, June 28 - July 6, 2016, Book3 Vol. 1, 821-828 pp

ABSTRACT
Anaerobic membrane bioreactors can be considered as an alternative for wastewater treatment due to their advantages over conventional anaerobic treatment and aerobic membrane bioreactors (MBR`s). Literature mentions the potential applications of the anaerobic membrane bioreactor in various stream treatment, as well as the membrane fouling issues. In this study, the fundamentals of the anaerobic membrane bioreactor (including advantages and configurations, membrane materials and modules, and history development), application development in various stream treatment are highlighted. The characteristics of the anaerobic and aerobic membrane bioreactor for wastewater treatment are also compared.
Anaerobic membrane bioreactor technology seems to be suitable for treatment of various streams, with high potential in food industrial wastewater and municipal wastewater. The treatment usually encounters more serious membrane fouling problems, however, it can be remedied through various conventional and novel membrane fouling control or cleaning measures. Based on this study, future research perspectives relating to the applications can be achieved.

Keywords: development, membrane bioreactor, wastewater