Title: Development of a membrane biofilm reactor for the degradation of chlorinated aromatics
Authors: Peys, K ×
Diels, L
Leysen, R
Vandecasteele, Carlo #
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Pergamon-elsevier science ltd
Series Title: Water science and technology vol:36 issue:1 pages:205-214
Abstract: Many wastewaters generated by industry contain a limited amount of very toxic and recalcitrant pollutants which can upset biological treatment systems. A new membrane biofilm reactor concept is studied to treat these wastewaters. A biofilm is grown on an ultrafiltration membrane supporting layer that separates wastewater from an additional nutrient stream. The biofilm bacteria are in close contact with the wastewater which allows an efficient degradation of organic pollutants. Meanwhile, the diffusion of specific nutrient compounds keeps the bacteria active. The study is focused on modelling and optimization of the reactor operation considering both mass transfer and degradation kinetics. The biofilm structure and characteristics are very important in this optimization study. (C) 1997 IAWQ. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
ISSN: 0273-1223
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Process Engineering for Sustainable Systems Section
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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