Enhanced primary treatment of municipal wastewater by ion exchange and membrane processes

Teleman, D., Wilderer, P. A., Tedosiu, C. and Koetzle, T. (2005) Enhanced primary treatment of municipal wastewater by ion exchange and membrane processes. Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, 4 1: 67-75.

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Author Teleman, D.
Wilderer, P. A.
Tedosiu, C.
Koetzle, T.
Title Enhanced primary treatment of municipal wastewater by ion exchange and membrane processes
Journal name Environmental Engineering and Management Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1582-9596
Publication date 2005-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 4
Issue 1
Start page 67
End page 75
Total pages 9
Place of publication Mangeron, Romania
Publisher Universitatea Tehnica "Gheorghe Asachi" Iasi
Language eng
Subject 090409 Wastewater Treatment Processes
Abstract The main objective of this paper is to evaluate the removal efficiencies of physicalchemical wastewater treatment by combining ion exchange and membrane filtration. By using this type of preliminary treatment it is possible to reduce the organic load of the influent in the biological stage or even to reduce biological treatment to a simple polishing operation. The tests have been performed using the effluent from the grit chamber of the Garching municipal wastewater treatment plant. As a first step, batch test experiments were performed to investigate the exchange capacity of two types of natural zeolite: phylipsite-chabasite and clinoptilolite. Phylipsite-chabasite was chosen as a proper ion exchange for the ammonium removal. In the second step the efficiency of a submerged membrane reactor (SMR) using an influent after the sieving operation was compared with the filtration process alone and with the combination filtration/ionexchange process. With an influent flux rate of 10 l/m2day, a removal efficiency of 70 % of CODtotal, 100% removal of CODparticulate, 99 % of TSS, 99 % of turbidity and 0 % removal of NH4-N was achieved. However, when dosage of 8.18 g zeolite /L was added in the reactor, a removal efficiency of 63 % NH4-N was observed. The maximum exchange capacity was 4.627 mg NH4-N/g zeolite.
Keyword Wastewater treatment
Physical-chemical treatment
Batch tests
Jar tests
Membrane filtration
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Institutional Status Non-UQ

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