Membrane bioreactors sludge: From production to disposal

Santo Fabio Corsino, Giorgio Mannina, Gaspare Viviani, Marco Capodici, Michele Torregrossa, Gaetano Di Bella, Massimiliano Fabbricino, Stefano Papirio, Ludovico Pontoni, Francesco Pirozzi, Riccardo Campo, Giovanni Esposito

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This chapter reviews the MBR activated sludge from production to disposal. Starting from sludge characterization, the chapter first presents the features of MBR sludge (morphology and EPS chemical composition), also in terms of differences with the activated sludge from conventional activated sludge plants. Sludge dewaterability is then discussed, focusing on the differences between aerobically and anaerobically digested sludge. An analysis of the costs related to MBR sludge treatment and disposal also is presented in order to provide a framework for a sustainable MBR sludge management.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Developments in Biotechnology and Bioengineering: Advanced Membrane Separation Processes for Sustainable Water and Wastewater Management - Case Studies and Sustainability Analysis
Number of pages29
Publication statusPublished - 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Engineering


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