Performance of membrane bioreactor versus activated sludge at a domestic wastewater treatment plant in Oman

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Abstract

The main objective of this study is to evaluate two wastewater treatment methods that are implemented at a sewage treatment plant (STP) in Oman; Conventional Activated Sludge (CAS) and Membrane Bioreactor Technology (MBR). The CAS STP receives its domestic wastewater through tankers while MBR STP receives its wastewater through sewer network. Samples from influent raw sewage, biological aeration tank and treated effluent from both systems were analyzed for physical, chemical and biological properties. The obtained results showed that the raw sewage of the CAS STP can be categorized as high strength concentration compared to medium strength concentration for the MBR STP. The removal efficiency achieved at the CAS plant for TSS, TN and BOD are 97%, 57% and 98% respectively. The accomplished removal efficiency by the MBR plant is 98%, 82% and 98% for TSS, TN and BOD, respectively. However, the removed amounts of the TSS, TN and BOD in the CAS plant were 437, 40 and 442 kg per 1000 m3, respectively, compared to 147, 37 and 206 kg per 1000 m3 respectively, for the MBR plant. Thus, the CAS plant was able to remove higher amounts of pollutants compared to the MBR plant.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCanadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference 2015: Building on Our Growth Opportunities
PublisherCanadian Society for Civil Engineering
Pages410-417
Number of pages8
Volume1_2015
ISBN (Electronic)9781510823648
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventCanadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference 2015: Building on Our Growth Opportunities - Regina, Canada
Duration: May 27 2015May 30 2015

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OtherCanadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference 2015: Building on Our Growth Opportunities
CountryCanada
CityRegina
Period5/27/155/30/15

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Sewage treatment plants
Bioreactors
Wastewater treatment
Membranes
Biochemical oxygen demand
Sewage
Sewage aeration
Wastewater
Sewers
Effluents

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Baawain, M. S., Al-Mamun, A., Sana, A., & Al-Wahaibi, B. (2015). Performance of membrane bioreactor versus activated sludge at a domestic wastewater treatment plant in Oman. In Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference 2015: Building on Our Growth Opportunities (Vol. 1_2015, pp. 410-417). Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.

Performance of membrane bioreactor versus activated sludge at a domestic wastewater treatment plant in Oman. / Baawain, Mahad S.; Al-Mamun, Abdullah; Sana, Ahmed; Al-Wahaibi, Buthaina.

Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference 2015: Building on Our Growth Opportunities. Vol. 1_2015 Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, 2015. p. 410-417.

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Baawain, MS, Al-Mamun, A, Sana, A & Al-Wahaibi, B 2015, Performance of membrane bioreactor versus activated sludge at a domestic wastewater treatment plant in Oman. in Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference 2015: Building on Our Growth Opportunities. vol. 1_2015, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, pp. 410-417, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference 2015: Building on Our Growth Opportunities, Regina, Canada, 5/27/15.
Baawain MS, Al-Mamun A, Sana A, Al-Wahaibi B. Performance of membrane bioreactor versus activated sludge at a domestic wastewater treatment plant in Oman. In Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference 2015: Building on Our Growth Opportunities. Vol. 1_2015. Canadian Society for Civil Engineering. 2015. p. 410-417
Baawain, Mahad S. ; Al-Mamun, Abdullah ; Sana, Ahmed ; Al-Wahaibi, Buthaina. / Performance of membrane bioreactor versus activated sludge at a domestic wastewater treatment plant in Oman. Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference 2015: Building on Our Growth Opportunities. Vol. 1_2015 Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, 2015. pp. 410-417
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