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Low-Cost Ceramic Membranes Manufacture for MBR: Comparison of Pilot and Industrial Scale

  • E. ZuriagaEmail author
  • I. Pastor
  • B. Hernández
  • L. Basiero
  • M.-M. Lorente-Ayza
  • M. C. Bordes
  • E. Sanchez
  • M. Abellán
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 4)

Abstract

The objective of this study is to manufacture ceramic membranes with lower cost than the commercial ceramic ones, more sustainable and competitive. Tewari et al. (2010) evaluated the efficiency of low cost ceramic membranes at laboratory scale. The membranes developed are made from agricultural and industrial wastes, such as olive stones (from olive oil production) used as a pore former, marble powder and chamotte (from fired tile scrap). Different formulations have been compared to achieve the adequate plasticity of the mixture and permeability of the membrane. The properties of the ceramic membrane are mainly determined by their composition, particle size of the pore former and sintering temperature. The membranes are being validated at pilot scale in the university and at industrial scale in an MBR located in Aledo WWTP (Murcia, Spain).

Keywords

Membrane bioreactor Ceramic membrane Water reuse 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This work has received funding from the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 641998.

References

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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Zuriaga
    • 1
    Email author
  • I. Pastor
    • 1
  • B. Hernández
    • 1
  • L. Basiero
    • 1
  • M.-M. Lorente-Ayza
    • 2
  • M. C. Bordes
    • 2
  • E. Sanchez
    • 2
  • M. Abellán
    • 3
  1. 1.Sociedad de Fomento Agrícola Castellonense S.A. (FACSA)CastellónSpain
  2. 2.Departamento Ingenieria Química, Instituto Universitario Tecnología CerámicaUniversity Jaume ICastellónSpain
  3. 3.Enstidad de Saneamiento y Depuración de la Región de Murcia (ESAMUR)MurciaSpain

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