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Treatment of ametryn in wastewater by a hybrid MBR system : a lab-scale study

Navaratna, D., Shu, Li, Baskaran, K. and Jegatheesan, V. 2012, Treatment of ametryn in wastewater by a hybrid MBR system : a lab-scale study, Water science & technology, vol. 66, no. 6, pp. 1317-1324, doi: 10.2166/wst.2012.318.

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Title Treatment of ametryn in wastewater by a hybrid MBR system : a lab-scale study
Author(s) Navaratna, D.
Shu, Li
Baskaran, K.
Jegatheesan, V.
Journal name Water science & technology
Volume number 66
Issue number 6
Start page 1317
End page 1324
Total pages 8
Publisher IWA Publishing
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2012
ISSN 0273-1223
1996-9732
Keyword(s) ametryn
granular activated carbon
Great Barrier Reef (GBR)
membrane bioreactor
mixed liquor suspended solids (MLSS)
UV-disinfection
Summary Agricultural discharge of herbicides to the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) poses significant threat to the marine ecosystem. This study evaluates the performance of a hybrid treatment system consists of a membrane bioreactor (MBR), UV disinfection unit and a granular activated carbon (GAC) column in treating ametryn which is one of the major herbicides in agricultural discharges. While the MBR alone removes only 40% of ametryn at a hydraulic retention time of 7.8 h, the hybrid system removed ametryn to below detection levels.

Language eng
DOI 10.2166/wst.2012.318
Field of Research 090409 Wastewater Treatment Processes
Socio Economic Objective 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2012, IWA Publishing
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049589

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Engineering
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