Treatments and Recycle of Food Processor Wastewater Effluent

dc.contributor.advisorZytner, Richard
dc.contributor.authorJamal Uddin, Abu Taher
dc.date.accessioned2019-08-29T17:09:27Z
dc.date.available2019-08-29T17:09:27Z
dc.date.copyright2019-08
dc.date.created2019-08-20
dc.date.issued2019-08-29
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Engineeringen_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Applied Scienceen_US
dc.degree.programmeEngineeringen_US
dc.description.abstractEffective best management practice (BMP) was developed for treating fruit processing membrane bioreactor (MBR) effluent for reuse. The micro-molecular soluble microbial products (SMP) and extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), which crossed through the 0.04 µ ultrafiltration (UF) MBR and constituted in the effluent as dissolved organic matters (DOM), was found to foul and block the permeation of the down-stream RO membrane hindering the recycle and reuse processes. Efficient treatment composed of enhanced coagulation coupled with granular activated carbon (GAC) sorption, reduced the DOM content to about 98%, and consequently the fouling potential. This maintained steady performance without any flux decline, while the intermittent flush-cleaning removed loosely bound deposits, if any, from the membrane surface. Membrane preservation experiments showed steady permeation even after 3-4 months of preservation in deionized water, providing additional safety to the membrane during a shutdown period of the processing unit. The developed BMP will provide a sustainable reuse operation for the industrial partner, reducing freshwater needs.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOntario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/16978
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
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dc.subjectMBR-ROen_US
dc.subjectFruit wastewateren_US
dc.subjectSMPen_US
dc.subjectEPSen_US
dc.subjectTOCen_US
dc.subjectBMPen_US
dc.subjectReuseen_US
dc.titleTreatments and Recycle of Food Processor Wastewater Effluenten_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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