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, cilt.46, sa.9, ss.219-227, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 46 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.219-227


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.