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Experience from the Implementation and Operation of the Biological Membrane Reactor (MBR) at the Modernized Wastewater Treatment Plant in Wydminy

Department of Technology in Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Science, Bialystok University of Technology, Wiejska 45A, 15-351 Bialystok, Poland
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Presented at Innovations-Sustainability-Modernity-Openness Conference (ISMO’20), Bialystok, Poland, 20–21 May 2020.
Water 2020, 12(12), 3410; https://doi.org/10.3390/w12123410
Received: 27 October 2020 / Revised: 30 November 2020 / Accepted: 1 December 2020 / Published: 4 December 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Innovations in Water Research 2020)
Biological membrane reactors or membrane bioreactors (MBRs) based on pressure separation techniques are placed among the latest and most modern methods of wastewater treatment. Currently, this method is becoming more and more popular and is being implemented in smaller and larger wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs). However, technologists, operators, and managers of small WWTPs often do not understand the MBR technology installed in their sites and need extensive professional and technological information. The aim of this study was to analyze the modernized WWTP in a small town of Wydminy, located in northeastern Poland in the Great Masurian Lakes region, where the traditional secondary settling tank was replaced by an MBR. The effectiveness of wastewater treatment before modernization and after installation of the membrane module was compared. On the basis of the conducted research, it was noted that the operation of the plant after modernization is more cost-intensive. There were additional electricity costs due to ensuring adequate pressure on the membrane. Nevertheless, the obtained results of the removal of contaminants place the plant in Wydminy in the group of the most effective Polish sewage treatment plants, as compared to the results obtained in other facilities. The MBR operation also places high demands on the exploiters, prompting them to observe even the smallest changes. The conducted research is a type of a case study, which could give the readers an understanding of the necessity of traditional WWTP modernization with MBR. View Full-Text
Keywords: biological membrane reactors MBR; wastewater treatment plant; sewage quality biological membrane reactors MBR; wastewater treatment plant; sewage quality
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Skoczko, I.; Puzowski, P.; Szatyłowicz, E. Experience from the Implementation and Operation of the Biological Membrane Reactor (MBR) at the Modernized Wastewater Treatment Plant in Wydminy. Water 2020, 12, 3410. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12123410

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Skoczko I, Puzowski P, Szatyłowicz E. Experience from the Implementation and Operation of the Biological Membrane Reactor (MBR) at the Modernized Wastewater Treatment Plant in Wydminy. Water. 2020; 12(12):3410. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12123410

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Skoczko, Iwona; Puzowski, Pawel; Szatyłowicz, Ewa. 2020. "Experience from the Implementation and Operation of the Biological Membrane Reactor (MBR) at the Modernized Wastewater Treatment Plant in Wydminy" Water 12, no. 12: 3410. https://doi.org/10.3390/w12123410

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