Post-Treatment Options for the Anaerobic Treatment of Domestic Wastewater

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This paper focuses on the post-treatment options for the anaerobic treatment of domestic wastewater. Initially, the main limitations of anaerobic systems regarding carbon, nutrients and pathogen removal are presented. In sequence, the advantages of combined anaerobic/aerobic treatment and the main post-treatment options currently in use are discussed, including the presentation of flowsheets and a comparison between various post-treatment systems. Lastly, the paper presents a review of emerging options and possible improvements of current post-treatment alternatives.

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anaerobic digestion domestic wastewater emerging technologies new developments post-treatment UASB reactors wastewater treatment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Sanitary and Environmental EngineeringFederal University of Minas GeraisBrazil

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