Treatment of pharmaceutical wastewater using mesophilic UASB and hybrid UASB reactors

Herumurti, W. and Isa, M.H. and Kutty, S.R.M. (2008) Treatment of pharmaceutical wastewater using mesophilic UASB and hybrid UASB reactors. In: 4th International Conference on Sustainable Water Environment: Innovative Technologies and Energy Efficient Solutions, Env. Engineering Society of Singapore, The Chinese Institute of Environmental Engineering and Singapore Polytechnic (Co-organiser), November, 2008, Singapore.

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Biological treatment of pharmaceutical wastewater was performed using upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) and hybrid upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (hybrid UASB) reactors. Pre-treatments were not used in this study. Wastewater was taken from pharmaceutical factory that produced non-penicillin product. UASB and hybrid UASB reactors were evaluated under mesophilic (35±1°C) operating condition. Three hydraulic retention times (HRT) i.e. 5 days, 4 days, and 3 days were used for all reactors. The
reactors were seeded with sludge from aerobic treatment. The chemical oxygen demand (COD) of wastewater was 458-2,217 mg/L. COD removal efficiencies were approximately 93 % and 94% in UASB and hybrid UASB reactors, respectively at HRT of 5 days. The highest methane production was achieved by hybrid UASB reactor at HRT of 4 days. Analysis of
variance (ANOVA) performed on the results showed that, at 5% level of significance; the COD removal was significantly affected by type of reactors and hydraulic retention time.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: hybrid UASB, mesophilic, pharmaceutical wastewater, UASB
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
Departments / MOR / COE: Departments > Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Dr Mohamed Hasnain Isa
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2010 08:44
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2017 08:26

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