POTENTIAL APPLICATION OF BIOMEMBRANE SYSTEM FOR WASTEWATER REUSE IN URBAN HOUSING AREA

  • Elis Hastuti Ministry of Public Works, Bandung, Indonesia
  • Haryo Budi Ministry of Public Works, Bandung, Indonesia

Abstract

It is estimated within in the next 3 to 5 years a number of metropolitan cities will face limited raw water to meet increasing demand on agricultural and urban needs of fresh water (Ministry of Public Works, 2010). Application of wastewater reuse will be required to provide water for household or urban need particularly for non potable water source. Research of suitability of biomembrane system or Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) application has been done for wastewater reuse in some urban housing areas. A pilot scale- MBR with permeate flow of 200-300 L/h utilizes a complete mix reactor, consist of an anoxic zone, aerobic zone, and filtration zone with an external/submerged membrane in the reactor. Four types of MBR processes were tested, each is operated using effluent from primary wastewater treatment. Results showed that each ultrafiltration membrane operated successful to treat effluent from primary treatment, result the permeate turbidity < 1 NTU and BOD < 2 mg/L with the operation of external MBR-cross flow membrane with or without air lift system. In order to reuse the treated wastewater from operation of submerged membrane or external- dead end flow membrane, particularly for indoor use or non potable sources purposes it is often the case that carbon filtration for colour removal is required. The system also shows the ability to effectively remove certain pathogens and can minimize the potential risk of disease transmission. However energy reduction of MBR system should be considered related to design, operations and equipment.

Published
2011-08-01
How to Cite
HASTUTI, Elis; BUDI, Haryo. POTENTIAL APPLICATION OF BIOMEMBRANE SYSTEM FOR WASTEWATER REUSE IN URBAN HOUSING AREA. EACEF - International Conference of Civil Engineering, [S.l.], v. 1, p. 032, aug. 2011. Available at: <http://proceeding.eacef.com/ojs/index.php/EACEF/article/view/350>. Date accessed: 19 may 2024.
Section
Group of Infrastructure Engineering