Print ISSN: 1681-6900

Online ISSN: 2412-0758

Author : Ali I. Al-Hashimi, Mohammed

Use of Membrane Bioreactor for Medical Wastewater Treatment

Mohammed Ali I. Al-Hashimi; Talib R. Abbas; Yaser I. Jasem

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2014, Volume 32, Issue 3, Pages 720-730

In this study, a lab scale modified Ludzack-Ettinger (MLE) type submerged membrane bioreactor (MLE-type MBR) system is studied to treat a hospital wastewater to remove organic matter as well as nitrogen. During the operation period, the BOD5 and COD removal efficiency is higher than 98 and 90%, respectively regardless of the fluctuation in influent quality. In addition, the results show excellent removal of nitrogen, pathogen and TSS with average of 96, 98.33 and 99.5%, respectively. The MLE-MBR system produces high quality effluent which can achieve the Iraqi limits for irrigation purpose for all measured parameters.