International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering - ACSEE 2013
Author(s) : D.M. BASSUNEY, MEDHAT AE. MOUSTAFA, W.A. IBRAHIM
As awareness of the variable nature of food industrial wastewater and its environmental impact grows, a more stable treatment reactor is needed to treat such wastewater. In this paper, a performance of 5-compartment lab-scale Anaerobic Baffled Reactor (ABR) treating high strength wastewater with high pH variation was studied under three organic loading rates (OLRs). The reactor showed high COD removal efficiencies: 92.67, 97.44, and 98.19% corresponding to OLRs of 2.0, 3.0, and 4.8 KgCOD/m3d, respectively. The first compartment showed a good buffering capacity and a distinct phase separation occurred in the ABR.