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dc.contributor.convenorAllen Galeen_AU
dc.contributor.authorAbdulgader, Mohameden_US
dc.contributor.authorZinatizadeh, A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Philipen_US
dc.contributor.authorYu, Jimmyen_US
dc.contributor.editorCorinne Cheesemanen_US
dc.description.abstractfibre biofilm reactor (SBFFBR) was studied for the treatment of raw milk processing wastewater. The SBFFNR system was modified from a typical sequencing batch reactor (SBR) system by using eight simple flexible fibre bundles, which serve as support media for microorganisms. The reactor was operated under different influent substrate concentrations and at 1.6 day hydraulic retention time (HRT). The results show successful applicability of the SBFFBR system, indicating high chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal efficiencies between 87.2% and 97% at average organic loading rates of 4.77 kg COD/m3.d and 0.4 kg COD/m3.d, respectively. The TSS removal efficiency decreased to 75 % as the organic loading rate increased to 4.77 kgTSS/m3.d. The reactor achieved overall removal efficiency of 92.5 % for COD and 89.1% for TSS. The reactor performance was also examined by measuring the turbidity, volatile solids and pH as functions of time. In addition to COD removal, simple operation, low cost and minimal sludge production were some of the other advantages.en_US
dc.publisherAustralian Water Associationen_US
dc.publisher.placeSt Leonards, NSWen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameAWA Ozwater 2009en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of AWA Ozwater 2009 Conferenceen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Technologiesen_US
dc.titleFeasibility of an aerobic sequencing batch flexible fibre biofilm reactor for treatment of milk processing wastewateren_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Engineeringen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2009 Australian Water Association. Self-archiving of the author-manuscript version is not yet supported by the AWAen_AU
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