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A kinetic study on drinking water denitrification
using a membrane bioreactor

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This study determines the basic parameters of
Monod kinetics for microbial growth within a membrane
bioreactor using the Zenon ZeeWeed 10 MBR system. The
influent nitrate concentration was kept at 70 ± 2 mg L-1 NO3ˉ. During the experiments a constant concentration
of activated sludge was maintained at approximately
0.76 g L-1 under anoxic conditions. Sucrose was added to
the activated sludge as a carbon source. The Monod kinetic
parameters were calculated by numerical interpolation,
by considering experimental data. The maximum specific
growth rate of the biomass was determined to be 0.31 h-1,
half-saturation constant 5.4 mg L-1, and yield coefficient
0.35 mg biomass mg-1 COD. Afterwards, a dynamic
simulation was performed within the calculated
parameters. The dynamic concentration profiles for
substrate and biomass were determined at different
dilution rates within the range of 0.8 to 5 d-1.
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