Membrane Separation Technology on Pharmaceutical Wastewater by Using MBR (Membrane Bioreactor)


This study demonstrated the feasibility of implementing of MBR in pharmaceutical wastewater independently, and concluded different applications of MBR in industries. Membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology was a new wastewater treatment technology with a combination of membrane separation technology and biological treatment technology, which had unique advantages on pharmaceutical wastewater treatment. The modified membrane rector design provided a significantly lower concentration of NH3-N, Phosphorous, Total Nitrogen and COD around the membranes, and subsequently a more sustainable membrane performance due to much lower overall fouling rates. In this paper, the classification and structure of biological waste water treatment by using MBR technology were summed up along with some examples of MBR in industrial wastewater treatment, which was emphatically analyzed and discussed. Finally, the prospect of MBR in industrial wastewater treatment was described. The industrial wastewater was a high-strength wastewater which had characteristics of complicated constituents, high organics concentration, highly toxic.

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Fazal, S. , Zhang, B. , Zhong, Z. , Gao, L. and Lu, X. (2015) Membrane Separation Technology on Pharmaceutical Wastewater by Using MBR (Membrane Bioreactor). Journal of Environmental Protection, 6, 299-307. doi: 10.4236/jep.2015.64030.

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