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Anaerobic Treatment of Low-Strength Wastewater by a Biofilm Reactor

  • Ioannis D. Manariotis
  • Sotirios G. Grigoropoulos
  • Yung-Tse Hung
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Part of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering book series (HEE, volume 11)

Abstract

Anaerobic systems are gaining application for the direct treatment of low-strength wastewater, and compared to aerobic methods, offer lower operation cost but reduced removal efficiency. This chapter discusses generally the anaerobic process and technology and is concerned primarily with the use of the anaerobic filter (AF) system, emphasizing the design, operation, and performance characteristics of the reactor, the modeling of the process, the accumulation of biosolids during operation, and the posttreatment of the anaerobically treated wastewater to improve effluent quality.

Keywords

Void Ratio Municipal Wastewater Biogas Production Organic Loading Rate Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ioannis D. Manariotis
    • 1
  • Sotirios G. Grigoropoulos
    • 1
  • Yung-Tse Hung
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece
  2. 2.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringCleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA

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