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Fluidised bed biosorption-flocculation granular activated carbon (FBBSF-GAC) for membrane filtration in wastewater reuse

Funding: 2007: $60,000
2008: $60,000
2009: $50,000

Project Member(s): Ngo, H., Vigneswaran, S., Listowski, A.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Sydney Olympic Park Authority
Activated Carbon Technologies Pty Ltd

Start year: 2007

Summary: Wastewater reuse is increasingly seen as an essential strategy for making better use of limited freshwater, and a means of preventing deterioration in the aquatic environment from wastewater disposal. In this study, a novel sustainable flocculant and a pre-treatment using a fluidised bed biosorption-flocculant granular activated carbon for a membrane filtration system of wastewater reuse will be explored. This project is expected to find a practical and rapid solution for a cost effective and energy efficient technology for improving the performance of membrane filtration in wastewater treatment and reuse. This project has significant potential and great value to management and operations of the wastewater reclamation plants.'',


Xing, W, Ngo, H-H, Guo, W, Wu, Z, Nguyen, TT, Cullum, P, Listowski, A & Yang, N 2010, 'Enhancement of the performance of anaerobic fluidized bed bioreactors (AFBBRs) by a new starch based flocculant', SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION TECHNOLOGY, vol. 72, no. 2, pp. 140-146.
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Keywords: Fluidised bed granular activated carbon, Biosorption and flocculation, Sustainable flocculant, Wastewater reuse, Membrane fouling, Membrane filtration,

FOR Codes: Water and Sanitary Engineering, Chemical Engineering not elsewhere classified, Prevention and treatment of pollution, Waste management and recycling, Water Resources Engineering, Management of Gaseous Waste from Commercial Services and Tourism (excl. Greenhouse Gases), Management of Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Information and Communication Services, Water resources engineering