Hollow-fiber membrane bioreactor for the treatment of high-strength landfill leachate
El-Fadel, Mutasem E.
Ayoub, George M.
Darwiche, Nadine D.
KAUST DepartmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
Environmental Science and Engineering Program
Environmental Biotechnology Research Group
Online Publication Date2013-07-15
Print Publication Date2013-10
Permanent link to this recordhttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562864
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AbstractPerformance assessment of membrane bioreactor (MBR) technology for the treatability of high-strength landfill leachate is relatively limited or lacking. This study examines the feasibility of treating high-strength landfill leachate using a hollow-fiber MBR. For this purpose, a laboratory-scale MBR was constructed and operated to treat leachate with a chemical oxygen demand (COD) of 9000-11,000 mg/l, a 5-day biochemical oxygen demand (BOD5) of 4000-6,000 mg/l, volatile suspended solids (VSS) of 300-500 mg/l, total nitrogen (TN) of 2000-6000 mg/l, and an ammonia-nitrogen (NH3-N) of 1800-4000 mg/l. VSS was used with the BOD and COD data to simulate the biological activity in the activated sludge. Removal efficiencies > 95-99% for BOD5, VSS, TN and NH3-N were attained. The coupled experimental and simulation results contribute in filling a gap in managing high-strength landfill leachate and providing guidelines for corresponding MBR application. © The Author(s) 2013.
CitationRizkallah, M., El-Fadel, M., Saikaly, P. E., Ayoub, G. M., Darwiche, N., & Hashisho, J. (2013). Hollow-fiber membrane bioreactor for the treatment of high-strength landfill leachate. Waste Management & Research, 31(10), 1041–1051. doi:10.1177/0734242x13497075
SponsorsSpecial thanks are extended to the US Agency for International Development for funding the rehabilitation efforts at the Zahle landfill.
JournalWaste Management & Research
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