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Membrane bioreactors sludge: From production to disposal

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


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

Topics: Sludge production, Sludge disposal, MBR, Activated sludge dewaterability, Sludge minimization strategies
Publisher: 'Elsevier BV'
Year: 2020
DOI identifier: 10.1016/B978-0-12-819854-4.00014-9
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