EFFECT OF FIXED FILAMENTOUS MEDIA ON BIOLOGICAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT

Authors

  • Abdullah Al Mamun Department of Civil Engineering, Kulliyyah of Engineering, IIUM
  • Mohd Amiruddin Abd Rahman Department of Chemical Engineering and Sustainability, Kulliyyah of Engineering, IIUM
  • Md Zahangir Alam Department of Chemical Engineering and Sustainability, Kulliyyah of Engineering, IIUM
  • S.M. Abu Sayem Department of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Bangladesh.
  • Radhia Nedjai Department of Chemical Engineering and Sustainability, Kulliyyah of Engineering, IIUM

Keywords:

Effluent standard, Media, Pollutants, Pollution loading, Wastewater treatment

Abstract

Adequate treatment of wastewater is important for the protection of the environment. In many countries, the existing conventional biological wastewater treatment systems are unable to meet the required standards. Therefore, the present research focused on the improvement of aerobic wastewater treatment plants by adding readily available cheap media. Plastic filamentous media was used due to its non-biodegradable property. The media length was 5 meters, but it was rolled into a spiral shape. The average removal of TDS and COD, without the media, was about 35% and 70%. After the media has been added, the removal efficiency improved to 55% and 95%. The experimental results demonstrated that the use of media is capable of improving the quality of effluents in wastewater treatment towards a better quality of effluent to be discharged to nature.

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Published

2022-12-31

How to Cite

Al Mamun, A., Abd Rahman, M. A. ., Alam, M. Z., Sayem, S. A. ., & Nedjai, R. (2022). EFFECT OF FIXED FILAMENTOUS MEDIA ON BIOLOGICAL WASTEWATER TREATMENT. Chemical and Natural Resources Engineering Journal (Formally Known As Biological and Natural Resources Engineering Journal), 6(2), 1–7. Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/bnrej/index.php/bnrej/article/view/71