Sequencing batch reactor treatment of tannery wastewater for carbon and nitrogen removal

Murat S., Genceli E., Tasli R., Artan N., Orhon D.

WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.46, no.9, pp.219-227, 2002 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.219-227
  • Keywords: characterization, COD fractionation, modelling, nitrogen removal, sequencing batch reactor, tannery wastewater, NUTRIENT REMOVAL, ACTIVATED-SLUDGE, SYSTEMS, WATER
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The paper evaluates the organic carbon and nitrogen removal performance of the sequencing batch reactor (SBR), technology for tannery wastewater. For this purpose, a pilot-scale SEIR was installed on site to treat the plain-settled tannery effluent. The study involved wastewater characterization, start-up and operation of the reactor for carbon and nitrogen removal and model evaluation of system performance. Its removal efficiency was compared with that of the existing continuous-flow activated sludge system providing full treatment to wastewater from the Istanbul Tannery Organized Industrial District.