Rendering plant wastewater reclamation by coagulation, sand filtration, and ultrafiltration.

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Summary of "Rendering plant wastewater reclamation by coagulation, sand filtration, and ultrafiltration."

The rendering plant secondary effluent (SE) was reclaimed with coagulation, sand filtration and ultrafiltration for reuse in the plant and for potential reuse in irrigation. The best coagulant was selected and the pH and coagulant dosage were optimized with response surface methodology (RSM) to achieve low turbidity, conductivity, and content of carbon at a higher pH. Residual flocs from the coagulation were separated with sand filtration, and afterward, the effluent was treated with six ultrafiltration membranes. The pretreatment (coagulation and sand filtration) drastically reduced fouling (50-95%). The main water parameters (turbidity, conductivity, pH, content of carbon, chemical oxygen demand, and content of cations and anions) were determined in each treatment step. The physico-chemical parameters and microbiological analysis of the resulting permeate showed that it could be reused in the rendering plant for washing purposes, and it satisfies the main regulations and guidelines for wastewater reuse, i.e. US EPA and FAO.


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Name: Chemosphere
ISSN: 1879-1298
Pages: 207-215


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