An innovative process for treatment of municipal wastewater with superior charcteristics compared to traditional techologies

Jens Ejbye Schmidt, E. Fitsios, Irini Angelidaki

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Abstract

An innovative treatment process for municipal sewage, which results in low sludge production, low energy consumption, high COD removal and high energy and nutrients recovery, is described. The organic matter will primarly be removed through anaerobic degradation using high-flow reactors. For nitrogen removal, the anammox process and an innovative physico-chemical method, will be described. These separation technologies have showed promising prospects for cost effective removal of ammonia. For phosphorus removal, biological process will be used. On-line volatile fatty acids (VFA) monitoring and control will ensure optimum utilization of VFA's for P removal and biogas production. Thermal hydrolysis for treatment of residual sludge will be used for further decreasing the amount of excess sludge. Finally, socio-economic evaluation of the process relative to the traditional treatment concepts will be worked out.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnaerobic digestion for sustainability in waste (water) treatment and re-use : Proceedings of 7th FAO/SREN-Workshop, 19-22 May 2002, Moscow, Russia
Volumevolume 2
Place of PublicationMoscow
PublisherDepartment of Chemical Enzymology, Chemistry Faculty, Moscow State University
Publication date2002
Pages223-233
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event7th FAO/SREN-Workshop - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 19 May 200222 May 2002
Conference number: 7

Workshop

Workshop7th FAO/SREN-Workshop
Number7
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
CityMoscow
Period19/05/200222/05/2002

Keywords

  • nutrients
  • sewage
  • UASB reactors
  • anaerobic

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