Australian Centre for Water
and Environmental Biotechnology

AWMC Seminar Program: Dr Maxime Rattier

Anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) and mainstream anammox for domestic wastewater treatment

Abstract: Application of anammox for the nitrogen removal from municipal sewage (diluted water and 10–28 °C) allows treatment scenarios for STPs with a net energy production. An innovative treatment train combining anaerobic membrane bioreactor (AnMBR) and mainstream anammox was designed and implemented at pilot-scale at the innovation centre. This combination of both relatively recent technologies has the potential to significantly decrease the overall costs of wastewater treatment and increase its environmental benefits. A novel AnMBR, using membrane reciprocation or gas scouring was operated with screened sewage for 6 months. Start up of the anaerobic digestion was completed successfully and stable performance was reached after only 60 days. The performance of anammox was evaluated with different feed simulating different pretreatment prior to mainstream deammonification. Partial nitritation of the AnMBR effluent allowed for the highest total inorganic nitrogen (TIN) removal of up to 0.35 kg N m3 d-1.

Host: Advanced Water Management Centre
Event Details
Date & Time: 
Friday, 11 March 2016
9am - 10am
Venue: AIBN Building 75, Level 1 Seminar Room

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