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Silesian University of Technology

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VOLUME 9 , ISSUE 3 (September 2016) > List of articles


Maria ELEKTOROWICZ / Seyedehfatemeh HOSSEINI / Sharif IBEID

Keywords :  Anammox, Membrane electro-bioreactor, Nutrient removal, Ammonia, Nitrates

Citation Information : Architecture, Civil Engineering, Environment. Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 123-128, DOI:

License : (BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Received Date : 25-April-2016 / Accepted: 18-May-2016 / Published Online: 26-August-2018



This paper presents an alternative method for nitrogen removal using modified membrane reactor. A novel Anammox submerged membrane electro-bioreactor (Anammox-SMEBR) was developed to enhance nitrogen removal from municipal wastewater. At lab scale a comparison between continuous flow MBE and Anammox-SMEBR reactors was conducted. The novel reactor removed nitrate and ammonia by over 95% and 97%, respectively. The removal was due to subsequent application of aerobic and anoxic conditions in the same reactor. On other hand, MBR was able to remove ammonia by 60 to 76%, while nitrates were produced. Simultaneously, COD and phosphorous removals in MBR were also lower than in Anammox-SMEBR.

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