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Integration of Sponge Based Technology and Membrane Bioreactor: A Sustainable Treatment System for Water Recycling

Funding: 2008: $60,000
2009: $60,000
2010: $75,000

Project Member(s): Ngo, H.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Australian Research Council (ARC Linkage Projects)
Sydney Olympic Park Authority (Olympic Co-ordination Authority Partnership Fund)

Start year: 2008

Summary: Membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology has been used as an innovative and promising option for water recycling. MBR encourages wastewater reuse and improves water sustainability. To satisfy criteria of sustainable water, there is a need to improve the economic sustainability of MBR technology through continued technical improvements. This project will lead to innovative sustainable technologies by developing a series of unique integrated system of using sponge and MBR. Comprehensive methods for environmental assessment of the proposed system will also be established.'',


Nguyen, TT, Ngo, H & Guo, W 2013, 'Pilot scale study on a new membrane bioreactor hybrid system in municipal wastewater treatment', Bioresource Technology, vol. 141, pp. 8-12.
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Zuthi, M, Ngo, H, Guo, W & Nguyen, TT 2013, 'The effects of biomass parameters on the dissolved organic carbon removal in a sponge submerged membrane bioreactor', World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, vol. 78, no. 1, pp. 46-50.
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Guo, W, Ngo, H & Li, J 2012, 'A mini-review on membrane fouling', Bioresource Technology, vol. 122, no. 1, pp. 27-34.
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Keywords: Sponge based technology, Membrane bioreactor, Integrated sponge and membrane bioreactor system, Backwash control approach, Environmental assessment method, Water recycling,

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