This paper reports the results obtained using the sequencing batch biofilter granular reactor (SBBGR) for the treatment of the wastewater from a dyeing and finishing factory. The treatment of such a wastewater is challenging as it usually contains considerable amounts of different recalcitrant, toxic and inhibitory pollutants, which results in low biodegradability and in the need for numerous treatment steps. Different operational conditions were tested in order to assess SBBGR performance as a function of the applied organic and hydraulic load and to verify its suitability for on-site dyeing wastewater treatment at each factory. The reported measurements demonstrate how this innovative biological technology exhibits various promising features for this purpose, as good treatment efficiencies can be achieved even at high organic load values (2.4-2.6 kg(COD) m(-3) d(-1)) and with hydraulic retention times lower than one day. Furthermore, the treatment is characterized by a sludge production as low as 0.1 kg of dry sludge per kg of COD removed. Therefore, SBBGR has proved to be an effective pre-treatment for dyeing textile wastewater before discharge into municipal sewer system, as it produces a suitable effluent using just only one biological step with high hydraulic and organic loadings and low sludge production. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
|Titolo:||Effective aerobic granular sludge treatment of a real textile wastewater|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ibiod.2012.01.004|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|