Effect of the Pre-treatment on the Performance of MBR, Al-Kut WWTP, Wasit Governorate
Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Wasit University, Kut, Wasit, Iraq
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sadik Hameed
MSc, Department of Chemistry
College of Science, Wasite University
Kut, Wasit, Iraq
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 19, 2016; Accepted date: January 02, 2016; Published date: January 10, 2017
Citation: Hameed S (2017) Effect of the Pre-treatment on the Performance of MBR, Al-Kut WWTP, Wasit Governorate. J Chem Eng Process Technol 8:320. doi: 10.4172/2157-7048.1000320
Copyright: © 2017 Hameed S. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Pilot scale experiments were carried out to examine the effect of the pre-treatment methods on the performance of MBR. The TITAN MBRTM module was used in this study. In order to investigate the effect of pre-treatment on the behavior of membrane, samples were collecting at different locations in Al-Kut WWTP, Wasite. The first samples group has been collected directly from the main source as raw sewage to determine its main characteristics of wastewater. The second group samples have been collected from outlet of Al-Kut WWTP (conventional treatment) and the third group and fourth group samples have collected from outlet of pretreatment of MBR system and finally treated wastewater from MBR system. The study showed that the membrane bio-reactor filters out nearly all solids, the pre-treatment has a positive effect on the MBR performance, and the pre-sedimentation is more effective than fine screening. Moreover, aeration is considered as one of the intrinsic parameters in both hydraulic and biological process performances because of its ability to maintain solids in suspension, scours the membrane surface, limits fouling, and provide oxygen to the biomass, which results in a better biodegradability.