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Anaerobic wastewater treatment using anaerobic baffled bioreactor: a review

Siti Hassan
  • School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, Seri Ampangan, 14300, Nibong Tebal, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
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Published Online: 2013-07-28 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s13531-013-0107-8

Abstract

Anaerobic wastewater treatment is receiving renewed interest because it offers a means to treat wastewater with lower energy investment. Because the microorganisms involved grow more slowly, such systems require clever design so that the microbes have sufficient time with the substrate to complete treatment without requiring enormous reactor volumes. The anaerobic baffled reactor has inherent advantages over single compartment reactors due to its circulation pattern that approaches a plug flow reactor. The physical configuration of the anaerobic baffled reactor enables significant modifications to be made; resulting in a reactor which is proficient of treating complex wastewaters which presently require only one unit, ultimately significant reducing capital costs. This paper also concerns about mechanism, kinetic and hydrodynamic studies of anaerobic digestion for future application of the anaerobic baffled reactor for wastewater treatment.

Keywords: Anaerobic baffled reactor; Anaerobic digestion; Industrial wastewater; Wastewater treatment; Mechanism; Microorganisms

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