Treatment of tannery wastewater in a hybrid biological reactor
by Debabrata Mazumder, Somnath Mukherjee, Pradip K. Ray
International Journal of Environment and Pollution (IJEP), Vol. 34, No. 1/2/3/4, 2008

Abstract: A shaft-type hybrid bioreactor treated composite wastewater of a chrome tannery manufacturing 'wet-blue leather'. The sample was treated under suspended growth and then hybrid system with 20 g/L of 5 mm tyre tube beads in batch mode. The continuous study was made under suspended growth and hybrid system with 10-30 g/L of beads. The kinetic coefficients Ks, k, Y and k were 170.83 mg/L, 0.0397 h−1, 0.3629 and 0.0035 h−1 respectively. The maximum COD removal was 70.9% under a loading rate of 5.250 kg/day/m³. The overall removal rate ranged from 0.0824-0.1004/h for the hybrid system.

Online publication date: Thu, 16-Oct-2008

The full text of this article is only available to individual subscribers or to users at subscribing institutions.

Existing subscribers:
Go to Inderscience Online Journals to access the Full Text of this article.

Pay per view:
If you are not a subscriber and you just want to read the full contents of this article, buy online access here.

Complimentary Subscribers, Editors or Members of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Environment and Pollution (IJEP):
Login with your Inderscience username and password:

    Username:        Password:         

Forgotten your password?

Want to subscribe?
A subscription gives you complete access to all articles in the current issue, as well as to all articles in the previous three years (where applicable). See our Orders page to subscribe.

If you still need assistance, please email