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Treatment of Poultry Slaughterhouse Wastewater with Membrane Technologies: A Review

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Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX 77446, USA
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Center for Energy and Environmental Sustainability & Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View, TX 77446, USA
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Academic Editors: Amin Mojiri and Mohammed J. K. Bashir
Water 2021, 13(14), 1905; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13141905
Received: 1 June 2021 / Revised: 7 July 2021 / Accepted: 7 July 2021 / Published: 9 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wastewater Treatment: Current and Future Techniques)
Poultry slaughterhouses produce a large amount of wastewater, which is usually treated by conventional methods. The traditional techniques face some challenges, especially the incapability of recovering valuable nutrients and reusing the treated water. Therefore, membrane technology has been widely adopted by researchers due to its enormous advantages over conventional methods. Pressure-driven membranes, such as microfiltration (MF), ultrafiltration (UF), nanofiltration (NF), and reverse osmosis (RO), have been studied to purify poultry slaughterhouse wastewater (PSWW) as a standalone process or an integrated process with other procedures. Membrane technology showed excellent performance by providing high efficiency for pollutant removal and the recovery of water and valuable products. It may remove approximately all the pollutants from PSWW and purify the water to the required level for discharge to the environment and even reuse for industrial poultry processing purposes while being economically efficient. This article comprehensively reviews the treatment and reuse of PSWW with MF, UF, NF, and RO. Most valuable nutrients can be recovered by UF, and high-quality water for reuse in poultry processing can be produced by RO from PSWW. The incredible performance of membrane technology indicates that membrane technology is an alternative approach for treating PSWW. View Full-Text
Keywords: poultry slaughterhouse wastewater; microfiltration; ultrafiltration; nanofiltration; reverse osmosis poultry slaughterhouse wastewater; microfiltration; ultrafiltration; nanofiltration; reverse osmosis
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Fatima, F.; Du, H.; Kommalapati, R.R. Treatment of Poultry Slaughterhouse Wastewater with Membrane Technologies: A Review. Water 2021, 13, 1905. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13141905

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Fatima F, Du H, Kommalapati RR. Treatment of Poultry Slaughterhouse Wastewater with Membrane Technologies: A Review. Water. 2021; 13(14):1905. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13141905

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Fatima, Faryal, Hongbo Du, and Raghava R. Kommalapati 2021. "Treatment of Poultry Slaughterhouse Wastewater with Membrane Technologies: A Review" Water 13, no. 14: 1905. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13141905

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