Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.2175/106143005X73028
Title: A modeling study of fouling development in membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment
Authors: Liang, S.
Song, L. 
Tao, G.
Kekre, K.A.
Seah, H.
Keywords: Dissolved organic matter
Fouling
Irreversible fouling
Membrane bioreactor
Model simulation
Reversible fouling
Issue Date: Aug-2006
Source: Liang, S., Song, L., Tao, G., Kekre, K.A., Seah, H. (2006-08). A modeling study of fouling development in membrane bioreactors for wastewater treatment. Water Environment Research 78 (8) : 857-863. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.2175/106143005X73028
Abstract: Membrane fouling is a primary concern in membrane bioreactors (MBRs) in wastewater treatment because it strongly affects both system stability and economic feasibility. A mathematical model was developed in this study for membrane fouling in submerged MBR systems for wastewater treatment, in which both reversible and irreversible fouling were quantified. While mixed liquor suspended solids are the major components of the reversible fouling layer, dissolved organic matter is thought to be the key foulant, in particular, responsible for the long-term irreversible fouling of the filtration unit. The model was calibrated (parameter identification) with a set of operational data from a pilot MBR and then verified with other independent operational data from the MBR. The good agreement between theoretical predictions and operational data demonstrates that the outlined modeling concept can be successfully applied to describe membrane fouling in submerged MBR systems.
Source Title: Water Environment Research
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/54416
ISSN: 10614303
DOI: 10.2175/106143005X73028
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