Volume 7 Issue 3 - September 2016

  • 1. Membrane bio-reactor.

    Authors : Prashanth N

    Pages : 296-301

    DOI : http://dx.doi.org/10.21172/1.73.540

    Keywords : Membrane,Separation,Mechanical Strength,Permeate,Bio-reactor,Activated Sludge,Secondary,10,space,Quick,Multidisciplinary,Hydrodynamics,Future

    Abstract :

    A membrane is defined as a material that forms a thin wall capable of selectively resisting the transfer of different constituents of a fluid and thus effecting a separation, of the constituents. Thus, membranes should be produced with a material of reasonable mechanical strength that can maintain a high throughput of a desired permeate with a high degree of selectivity. Bioreactors are reactors that convert or produce materials using functions naturally endowed to living creatures. Membrane Bioreactors are suspended growth activated sludge treatment systems that rely upon membrane filtration for liquids/solid separation prior to discharge of the treated effluent, thereby replacing the solids separation function of the secondary clarifier. Conventional water treatment plants consists a minimum of 10 processes, thereby costing more money, man power time and space. But by the use of MBR technology the water treatment is reduced to a 3 step quick process. Its main advantages are high effluent quality, no sludge settling problems, reduced volume requirements. This technology involves multidisciplinary research, since it brings together the topics of system design and construction, hydrodynamics, chemistry and microbiology. Membrane bioreactor will be a game changer in the near future.

    Citing this Journal Article :

    Prashanth N, "Membrane bio-reactor.", https://www.ijltet.org/journal_details.php?id=907&j_id=3352, Volume 7 Issue 3 - September 2016, 296-301, #ijltetorg