Enhanced Nitrogen Removal for Slaughterhouse Wastewater using Novel Technologies

Synthesis Report for the ERTDI project: 2005-ET-MS-31-M3

Summary: STRIVE Report 45 - Xinmin Zhan, Mark G. Healy, Jianping Li and Daniel Norton

Published: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-84095-340-4

Pages: 78

Filesize: 1,345 KB

Format: pdf


Efficient nitrogen (N) removal from slaughterhouse wastewater is a challenge for conventional activated sludge treatment processes. This project aimed to develop intermittently aerated sequencing batch reactor (IASBR) technology that could efficiently remove nitrogen from slaughterhouse wastewater. The IASBRs were operated at a laboratory-scale in the Environmental Engineering Laboratory at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) prior to the deployment of a pilot-scale unit at a local slaughterhouse in Co. Mayo. Modified IASBRs containing plastic media were operated at laboratory-scale only.

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