Title: Applicability of the sequencing batch reactor for wastewater treatment

Authors: Debabrata Mazumder

Addresses: Civil Engineering Department, Bengal Engineering College (D.U.), P.O. - Botanic Garden, Howrah - 711103, West Bengal, India

Abstract: The sequencing batch reactor is a viable and flexible tool for the treatment of domestic and industrial wastewater. It removes not only carbonaceous matter, but also nitrogenous species and some biological nutrients. From the economic and operational points of view, it has advantages over the so-called conventional activated sludge system. Besides this, it can be used in various wastewater environments without any major problem. This paper explores the relative advantages of the reactor, its technical background, and its application in various fields. Some case studies in which it has been successfully adopted are described.

Keywords: sequencing batch reactor; wastewater treatment.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2002.000669

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2002 Vol.17 No.3, pp.255-265

Available online: 09 Jul 2003

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