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dc.contributor.authorWang, Qilin
dc.contributor.authorYe, Liu
dc.contributor.authorJiang, Guangming
dc.contributor.authorYuan, Zhiguo
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-29T12:35:11Z
dc.date.available2017-05-29T12:35:11Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.issn0043-1354
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.watres.2013.04.016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/337805
dc.description.abstractSludge treatment and disposal is one of the major challenges for biological wastewater treatment plants and can represent up to 60% of their total operating costs. This study presents a novel strategy based on free nitrous acid (FNA or HNO2) treatment to achieve sludge reduction. Two sequencing batch reactors treating synthetic domestic wastewater were used, with one serving as an experimental reactor and the other as a control. In the experimental system, 50% of the excess sludge was exposed to FNA at 2.0 mg N/L for 24–42 h in an FNA treatment unit and then returned to the parent reactor. The sludge wastage flow from the experimental reactor was adjusted to obtain a similar mixed liquor suspended solids concentration to that in the control reactor, which was operated at a sludge retention time of 15 days. It was found that sludge production in the experimental system was 28% lower in comparison to the control. The addition of the FNA-treated sludge did not negatively affect the treatment performance and sludge properties of the experimental reactor, namely the organic carbon and nitrogen removal, nitrous oxide (N2O) emission and sludge settleability. Endogenous denitrification batch tests indicate that FNA-treated sludge is available as a carbon source for denitrification.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom3663
dc.relation.ispartofpageto3672
dc.relation.ispartofissue11
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWater Research
dc.relation.ispartofvolume47
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental biotechnology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode410399
dc.titleA free nitrous acid (FNA) - based technology for reducing sludge production
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorWang, Qilin


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