Ultrafiltration/Activated Sludge System — Development of a Predictive Model

  • A. G. Fane
  • C. J. D. Fell
  • M. T. Nor
Part of the Polymer Science and Technology book series (POLS, volume 13)


A computer model of a combined ultrafiltration and activated sludge wastewater treatment system has been developed following a study of the factors affecting ultrafiltration flux. The results of experiments show that the major resistance to flux is provided by the suspended solids, and that ageing of the gel is important. Correlations are developed for the variation of flux with solids concentration and time.

The combined computer model successfully predicts the changes in flux for conditions of increasing or steady state solids content, but underestimates the flux recovery obtained at low feed conditions.


Activate Sludge Suspended Solid Total Resistance Aeration Tank Mixed Liquor 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. G. Fane
    • 1
  • C. J. D. Fell
    • 1
  • M. T. Nor
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of New South WalesAustralia

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