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Biotechnology Techniques

, Volume 9, Issue 1, pp 35-40

Wastewater treatment in a pilot scale inverse fluidized-bed biofilm reactor

  • Yoon Chan ChoiAffiliated withDept. of Chem. Eng., Pusan National University
  • , Dong Seog KimAffiliated withDept. of Chem. Eng., Pusan National University
  • , Tae Joo ParkAffiliated withDept of Environ. Eng., Pusan National University
  • , Kyung Kee ParkAffiliated withWoo Sung Chem. Co. Ltd
  • , Seung Koo SongAffiliated withDept. of Chem. Eng., Pusan National University

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Summary

A 400 L pilot-scale inverse fluidized-bed biofilm reactor(IFBBR) was used to treat synthetic wastewater. The removal efficiency of the soluble chemical oxygen demand(SCOD) was more than 90% at a hydraulic retention time(HRT) of 5 h. The IFBBR could be operated successfully for 5 months without any significant problems.