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dc.contributor.authorRizkallah, Marwan
dc.contributor.authorEl-Fadel, Mutasem E.
dc.contributor.authorSaikaly, Pascal
dc.contributor.authorAyoub, George M.
dc.contributor.authorDarwiche, Nadine D.
dc.contributor.authorHashisho, Jihan
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-03T11:13:17Z
dc.date.available2015-08-03T11:13:17Z
dc.date.issued2013-07-15
dc.identifier.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
dc.identifier.issn0734242X
dc.identifier.pmid23856789
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0734242X13497075
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/562864
dc.description.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.
dc.description.sponsorshipSpecial thanks are extended to the US Agency for International Development for funding the rehabilitation efforts at the Zahle landfill.
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.subjecthollow fiber
dc.subjectlandfilling
dc.subjectleachate treatment
dc.subjectmembrane bioreactor
dc.subjectMunicipal solid waste
dc.titleHollow-fiber membrane bioreactor for the treatment of high-strength landfill leachate
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentWater Desalination and Reuse Research Center (WDRC)
dc.contributor.departmentBiological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering (BESE) Division
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Science and Engineering Program
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Biotechnology Research Group
dc.identifier.journalWaste Management & Research: The Journal for a Sustainable Circular Economy
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering, American University of Beirut, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Bliss Street, 0236 Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.institutionDepartment of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
kaust.personSaikaly, Pascal
dc.date.published-online2013-07-15
dc.date.published-print2013-10


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