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Treatment of High-Strength Brewery Wastewater

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dc.contributor.advisor Abbassi, Bassim Swain, Kimberly 2019-05-08T19:49:39Z 2019-05-08T19:49:39Z 2019-05 2019-05-02 2019-05-08
dc.description.abstract The beer brewing industry generates substantial volumes of high organic strength wastewater. As a result, significant over-strength discharge fees (ODFs) can be imposed on breweries by municipalities. This thesis aims to investigate the performance of anaerobic-aerobic (A/O) and combined electrocoagulation and chemical coagulation (EC-CC) treatment in reducing the contaminant load of wastewater generated by a local brewery. Optimal operating parameters for both treatment methods were investigated to enhance removal performance while minimizing operating costs. A/O treatment with two anaerobic and two aerobic columns achieved COD, RP, TSS removal efficiencies of 93.2%, 99.4%, and 97.5%, respectively. Treatment by EC and post-CC at 5W for 20 minutes using aluminum electrodes resulted in COD, RP, TP and TSS removal efficiencies of 26.4%, 74.2%, 75.9%, and 85.1%, respectively. These treatment methods were able to significantly reduce the contaminant load of brewery wastewater demonstrating their potential for ODF reduction and cost savings. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) - “Development of cost-effective technology to treat and reuse microbrewery wastewaters, UofG2015-2428”. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Brewery Wastewater en_US
dc.subject Wastewater Treatment en_US
dc.subject Anaerobic-Aerobic Treatment en_US
dc.subject Electrocoagulation en_US
dc.subject Electrocoagulation and Chemical Coagulation Treatment en_US
dc.subject Kinetics en_US
dc.subject Environmental Sustainability en_US
dc.title Treatment of High-Strength Brewery Wastewater en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Engineering en_US Master of Applied Science en_US School of Engineering en_US
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