Characterization and modelling of soluble microbial products in membrane bioreactors
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|241 p ill|
|Proefschrift Universiteit Gent|
|Trefwoorden (cab)||membranen / bioreactoren / simulatiemodellen / afvalwaterbehandeling / vervuiling door afzetting|
|Scheidingstechnologie / Afvalwaterbehandeling|
|Toelichting (Engels)||Membrane bioreactors (MBRs) refer to the combination of membrane technology and high rate biological process technology for wastewater treatment. MBRs produce excellent effluent quality (reusable) and only require a small footprint. Strict EU effluent discharge standards and decreasing membrane costs have been the main driving force for MBR applications in EU countries. However, membrane fouling occurring on the membrane surface and within the pores reduces the long-term stability of the membrane filtration performance. The goal of this thesis was to characterize the foulants in MBRs and to develop a mathematical model to predict both membrane fouling and effluent quality. The focus of this study is the interaction between the MBR biology and membrane fouling.|