An Empirical Model for Carbon Recovery in a Rotating Belt Filter and Its Application in the Frame of Plantwide Evaluation

Chitta Ranjan Behera, Farnaz Daynouri-Pancino, Domenico Santoro, Krist Gernaey, Gürkan Sin

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Abstract

The rotating belt filter (RBF) is an emerging and enabling technology for carbon recovery and also an alternative to the primary clarifier (PC), sludge thickening and dewatering. A recent study indicates that the RBF has the potential to reduce capital cost, footprint and improve energy and nutrient recovery in comparison to a conventional PC. Moreover, it is also believed that the RBF can fractionate carbon (enrichment of cellulose, namely toilet paper) based on particulate size, more efficiently than a PC. It is, therefore, necessary to understand and quantify the uniqueness of the RBF performance to maximize plant-wide benefits when retrofitted in existing wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). Thus, a rigorous plant-wide study is required to interpret the deeper influence of an RBF on the major downstream units (such as activated sludge tanks, sludge digester, etc.). This study emphasizes the development of a simplified empirical model for describing carbon recovery in an RBF and the impact of the RBF implementation on plant-wide evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFrontiers International Conference on Wastewater Treatment and Modelling
EditorsG. Mannina
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2017
Pages30-36
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
EventFrontiers International Conference on Wastewater Treatment - Palermo, Italy
Duration: 21 May 201724 May 2017

Conference

ConferenceFrontiers International Conference on Wastewater Treatment
CountryItaly
CityPalermo
Period21/05/201724/05/2017
SeriesLecture Notes in Civil Engineering
Volume4

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Behera, C. R., Daynouri-Pancino, F., Santoro, D., Gernaey, K., & Sin, G. (2017). An Empirical Model for Carbon Recovery in a Rotating Belt Filter and Its Application in the Frame of Plantwide Evaluation. In G. Mannina (Ed.), Frontiers International Conference on Wastewater Treatment and Modelling (pp. 30-36). Springer. Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering, Vol.. 4 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58421-8_5