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Performance of an anaerobic baffled reactor with an aerobic chamber treating low-strength wastewater

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da Silva, Julliana Alves [1] ; Sarti, Arnaldo [2] ; Maintinguer, Sandra Imaculada [3] ; Kaiser, Ilza Machado [1] ; Ribeiro da Silva, Gustavo Henrique [1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] UNESP Univ Estadual Paulista, Coll Engn, Dept Civil & Environm Engn, Bauru Fac Engn, Av Eng Luiz Edmundo Carrijo Coube 14-01, BR-17033360 Bauru, SP - Brazil
[2] UNESP Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Chem, Dept Biochem & Chem Technol, Campus Araraquara, Rua Prof Francisco Degni 55, BR-14800900 Araraquara, SP - Brazil
[3] UNESP Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Res Bioenergy, Campus Rio Claro, Rua 10, 2527, BR-13500230 Rio Claro, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: Desalination and Water Treatment; v. 100, p. 1-10, DEC 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 3

The objective of this study was to evaluate the performance of an anaerobic baffled reactor (ABR)with an aerobic chamber (AC) in the treatment of domestic wastewater with a low organic load (0.10 +/- 0.02 to 0.51 +/- 0.10 kg COD.m(-3).d(-1)). The entire system consisted of three anaerobic chambers (C1, C2, C3), one aerobic chamber (AC) and one laminar settling tank (LST), operated for 30 weeks (203 d) with different total hydraulic retention times (HRT) of 33, 22, 16.5, and 8.25 h. During the operation of the system, the values of COD of the influent varied between 105 and 381 mg.L-1 and the effluent varied between 12 and 147 mg.L-1, with average concentrations of 214 +/- 63 mg.L-1 in the influent and 48 +/- 25 mg.L-1 in the effluent. Considering the entire system (ABR + AC + LST), the values of total removal efficiency for COD varied between 49 and 92%, with an average removal of 78 +/- 9%. No accumulation of volatile fatty acids (VFA) was found, as the VFA concentration remained between 32 and 76 mg HAc.L-1 at the influent and between 21 and 53 mg HAc.L-1 at C3. Bio molecular analyses showed a great variety of bacterial communities established in all phases of monitoring and low archaeal community diversity. The combined configuration (ABR + AC) has shown great potential for the treatment of domestic wastewater, thereby being considered as a promising alternative for decentralized treatment. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 11/10816-2 - Wastewater disinfection using chlorine, ozone, ozone/chlorine and ozone/hydrogen peroxide
Grantee:Gustavo Henrique Ribeiro da Silva
Support type: Regular Research Grants