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Effect of Fixed Filamentous Media on Wastewater Treatment

Mamun, Abdullah Al and Abdul Rahman, Muhammad Amiruddin and Sayem, S. M. Abu (2021) Effect of Fixed Filamentous Media on Wastewater Treatment. Asian Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology & Environmental Sciences, 23 (1). pp. 99-101. ISSN 0972-3005

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Adequate treatment of wastewater is important for the protection of the environment. In many countries, the existing conventional biological wastewater treatment systems are unable to meet the required standards. Therefore, present research focused on the improvement of aerobic wastewater treatment plant by adding readily available cheap media. Plastic filamentous media was used due to the non-biodegradable property. The media length was 5 meter but it was rolled into spiral shape. The average removal of TDS and COD, without the media, was about 35% and 70%. After the media has been added, the removal efficiency improved to 55% and 95%, respectively. The experimental results demonstrated that the use of filamentous media is capable of improving the quality of effluents in wastewater treatment towards a better quality of effluent to be discharged to nature.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD169 Environmental protection
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Civil Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Abdullah Al Mamun
Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2021 17:46
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2021 17:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/92567

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