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Innovative Application of Electroflotation Technology for Microbrewery Wastewater Treatment

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dc.contributor.advisor Abbassi, Bassim Arambarri, James 2021-05-11T18:26:04Z 2021-05 2021-04-13
dc.description.abstract Decentralized wastewater generators are experiencing increasing pressure from rising overstrength surcharge fees to identify more economical and sustainable methods of disposing of the wastewater. A continuous lab-scale electroflotation reactor was designed for the treatment of high-strength microbrewery wastewater (MBWW). MBWW has extremely elevated levels of total suspended solids (TSS) (>6000 mg/L), chemical oxygen demand (COD) (10,000 mg/L) and total phosphorous (TP) (300 mg/L). As a result, it is notoriously challenging to treat using conventional onsite treatment methods, particularly due to the dynamic and complex composition of the wastewater matrix. With an applied current density of 8 A/m2 and an electroflotation treatment time of just 20 minutes, the electroflotation reactor was able to effectively remove >95 % of TSS, >85% of TP, and >70% of COD. The results presented in this thesis highlight the potential for the electroflotation reactor to be integrated alongside pre-existing systems or to operate as a standalone advanced treatment unit. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) - Discovery Grants Research Program en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Electroflotation en_US
dc.subject wastewater treatment en_US
dc.subject decentralized en_US
dc.subject continuous en_US
dc.subject electric field en_US
dc.subject electrolysis en_US
dc.subject electrochemical en_US
dc.subject flotation en_US
dc.subject solids separation en_US
dc.subject microbrewery en_US
dc.title Innovative Application of Electroflotation Technology for Microbrewery Wastewater Treatment en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US Engineering en_US Master of Applied Science en_US School of Engineering en_US
dc.description.embargo 2022-04-13
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