Ute Bracklow

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Owing to increasingly stringent effluent quality requirements, intensifications of the conventional activated sludge process (ASP) are required. Due to high biomass concentrations employed, higher metabolic rates and better nutrient removal are possible in membrane bioreactors (MBRs). Decoupling of hydraulic and solids residence times offers additional(More)
Two membrane bioreactors were operated with biological phosphorus removal, carbon degradation and denitrification to check how comparable and representative they were compared to full-scale plants. One was fed with synthetic municipal wastewater and was switched from pre- to post-denitrification without carbon dosing. The influent of the second plant was(More)
While using the contemporary mathematical models for activated sludge systems, it is necessary to describe quantitatively the kinetics of microbiological processes and to characterise substrate (wastewater components in the influent) as well as biomass (activated sludge). In this paper, the kinetic parameters of the aerobic biodegradation of organic matter(More)
For membrane bioreactors (MBR) with enhanced nutrients removal, rather complex recirculation schemes based on the biological requirements are commonly recommended. The aim of this work was to evaluate other recirculation options. For a laboratory scale MBR, four different recirculation schemes were tested. The MBR was operated with COD degradation,(More)
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