Development of a comprehensive fouling model for a rotating membrane bioreactor system treating wastewater

Paul, Parneet and Jones, Franck Anderson (2015) Development of a comprehensive fouling model for a rotating membrane bioreactor system treating wastewater. Water, 7(2), pp. 377-397. ISSN (online) 2073-4441

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Abstract

Membrane bioreactors (MBRs) are now main stream wastewater treatment technologies. In recent times, novel pressure driven rotating membrane disc modules have been specially developed that induce high shear on the membrane surface, thereby reducing fouling. Previous research has produced dead-end filtration fouling model which combines all three classical mechanisms that was later used by another researcher as a starting point for a greatly refined model of a cross flow side-stream MBR that incorporated both hydrodynamics and soluble microbial products’ (SMP) effects. In this study, a comprehensive fouling model was created based on this earlier work that incorporated all three classical fouling mechanisms for a rotating MBR system. It was tested and validated for best fit using appropriate data sets. The initial model fit appeared good for all simulations, although it still needs to be calibrated using further appropriate data sets.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This work was supported by the Royal Society (UK).
Research Area: Chemical engineering
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing (until 2017) > School of Civil Engineering and Construction
Depositing User: Parneet Paul
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2016 13:46
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2016 13:46
DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/w7020377
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/33908

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