Aerobic treatment of oily wastewater: effect of aeration and sludge concentration to pollutant reduction and PHB accumulation

Primasari, B. and Ibrahim, S. and Annuar, M.S.M. and Remmie, L.X.I. (2011) Aerobic treatment of oily wastewater: effect of aeration and sludge concentration to pollutant reduction and PHB accumulation. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, 78. pp. 172-176. ISSN 2010376X (ISSN),

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This study is aimed to investigate feasibility of the aerobic biological process to treat oily wastewater from palm oil food industry. Effect of aeration and sludge concentrations are studied. Raw sludge and raw wastewater was mixed and acclimatized for five days in a stirred tank reactor. The aeration rate (no aeration, low; 1.5L/min and high rate; 2L/min) and sludge concentration (3675, 7350, and 11025mg/L of VSS) were varied. Responses of process were pH, COD, oil and grease, VSS, and PHB content. It was found that the treatment can remove 85.1 to 97.1 of COD and remove 12.9 to 54.8 of oil & grease. The PHB yield was found to be within 0.15 to 2.4 as PHB/VSS ratio and 0.01 to 0.12 as PHB/COD removed. The higher aeration results a high COD removal and oil & grease removal, while experiment without aeration gives better PHB yield. Higher sludge concentrations (11025mg/L VSS) give higher removal of oil & grease while moderate sludge concentration (7350mg/L VSS) give better result in COD removal. Higher PHB yield is obtained in low sludge concentration (3675mg/L).

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Uncontrolled Keywords: COD, Oil and grease, Oily wastewater, PHB, Aeration rate, Aerobic treatment, Biological process, COD removal, Food industries, High rate, Palm oil, PHB accumulation, Raw wastewaters, Sludge concentration, Stirred tank reactors, Biological water treatment, Concentration (process), Vegetable oils, Wastewater, Wastewater treatment
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Mr Jenal S
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2014 00:55
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2017 08:46

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