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The sludge dewaterability in advanced wastewater treatment: a survey of four different Membrane BioReactor pilot plants

  • Authors: Mannina, G.; Capodici, M.; Viviani, G.
  • Publication year: 2017
  • Type: Contributo in atti di convegno pubblicato in volume
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The wasted activated sludge dewaterability represents a major concern for Wastewater Treatment Plants (WWTPs) managers. Indeed, whereas the dewatered sludge could represents a re-usable matrix, the principal drawback related to the wasted sludge dewaterability is the high water content due to the presence of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) that allow the trapping of water molecules within the bio sludge flocs. In order to provide an outlook of the dewaterability features of activated sludge derived from advanced WWTP, the present research reports a long term survey (over two years) aimed at assessing the principal dewaterability parameters of the sludge wasted from different Membrane BioReactor pilot plants.