Reuse of car wash wastewater by chemical coagulation and membrane bioreactor treatment processes

Boluarte, Ida Alicia Rodriguez, Andersen, Michael, Pramanik, Biplob Kumar, Chang, Chia-Yuan, Bagshaw, Steven, Farago, Leanne, Jegatheesan, Veeriah and Shu, Li 2016, Reuse of car wash wastewater by chemical coagulation and membrane bioreactor treatment processes, International biodeterioration and biodegradation, vol. 113, pp. 44-48, doi: 10.1016/j.ibiod.2016.01.017.

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Title Reuse of car wash wastewater by chemical coagulation and membrane bioreactor treatment processes
Author(s) Boluarte, Ida Alicia Rodriguez
Andersen, Michael
Pramanik, Biplob Kumar
Chang, Chia-Yuan
Bagshaw, Steven
Farago, Leanne
Jegatheesan, Veeriah
Shu, Li
Journal name International biodeterioration and biodegradation
Volume number 113
Start page 44
End page 48
Total pages 5
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Publication date 2016-09
ISSN 0964-8305
1879-0208
Keyword(s) car wash wastewater
contaminants
membrane bioreactor
coagulation
ozonation
Summary Car wash wastewater contains significant concentrations of contaminants such as nutrients, organics, particulate matter, sand, oil, grease, diesel detergents and so on. A range of treatment processes such as a membrane bioreactor (MBR), coagulation and ozonation were investigated to treat car wash wastewater. Ozonation was effective in removing the chemicals and suspended solids; the removal efficiency was greater than the coagulation process. Once the MBR system was acclimatised, 100% of suspended solids, 99.2% of COD, 97.3% of TOC and 41% of ammonia were removed. This study demonstrates that MBR is a potentially promising treatment system for recycling car wash wastewater which could be reused in the same car wash station.
Language eng
DOI 10.1016/j.ibiod.2016.01.017
Field of Research 090409 Wastewater Treatment Processes
Socio Economic Objective 961101 Physical and Chemical Conditions of Water for Urban and Industrial Use
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2016, Elsevier
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30085419

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