1st Edition

Membrane Bioreactor Processes
Principles and Applications

ISBN 9781482255836
Published June 23, 2015 by CRC Press
452 Pages 254 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Grasp the Essential Principles of Membrane Bioreactor Processes

Evolved from the conventional activated sludge (CAS) process, membrane bioreactor (MBR) processes have become the next-generation solution for municipal and industrial wastewater treatment and recycle. Membrane Bioreactor Processes: Principles and Applications explores nearly all the theoretical and practical aspects of membrane bioreactor technologies. Using the author’s expertise obtained from academia and industry, this book provides the crucial details on MBR technology that that you need to know. The book details the theoretical and practical backgrounds of current practices involved with membrane module design, biological and membrane system design, system optimization, and system operation.

Outlines the State of the Art of the Membrane Bioreactor Technology

The text discusses the fundamentals of membrane filtration, emphasizing the principles of submerged membrane filtration. It also explores the complex interaction among key design and operating parameters, offers comprehensive explanations on the interconnectivity between biological and membrane systems, and covers new findings discovered in recent years. This book clearly explains how small-scale systems perform differently from larger-scale systems and its implications in data interpretation. Using this book as a platform, the technology can be developed further and quickly applied in future processes.

Table of Contents

Principle of Membrane Filtration
Classification of Filtration
Filtration Theory
Membrane Fouling
Effect of Membrane Surface Property on Flux
Membrane Chemistry and Manufacturing
Why Is Increasing Design Flux Hard in Membrane Process?
Membrane Process
Classification of Membrane Process
Hollow Fiber Membranes
Flat Sheet Modules
Tubular Membrane
Submerged Rotating Disc Modules
Filtration of Water with a Low Amount of Suspended Solids
Membrane Integrity Monitoring
Membrane Suppliers
Submerged Membrane Process
Operation of Submerged Membrane
Fundamentals of Air Scouring in Submerged Membrane
Optimization of Submerged Hollow Fiber Module
Optimization of Submerged Flat Sheet Membrane
Activated Sludge Process
Wastewater Microbiology
Operational Issues
Nitrogen Removal
Phosphorus Removal
BNR Process
Rheology of Mixed Liquor
Membrane Fouling in Membrane Bioreactor
Factors Affecting Membrane Performance
Mixed Liquor Characterization
Methods to Reduce Fouling
Effect of Flow Balancing on Membrane Performance
Excess Sludge Reduction Process
Scalability of MBR from Laboratory Scale to Full Scale
MBR Design
Lessons Learned from History
Biological System Design
Membrane System
Oxygen Transfer Efficiency
Oxygen Balance in MBR
Peak Flow Handling
Aeration Optimization
Planning Hydraulic Grade Line
Membrane Life Span
Trace Organics Removal
Oily Wastewater Treatment
Excess Sludge Treatment
Practical Issues in MBR Design
Power Costs
Capital Expenditure
SED of Submerged MBR
Operating Expenditure
Other Applications
Direct Membrane Filtration of Wastewater
Membrane Contactors for Gas Transfer
Membrane Process for Water Reclamation
Anaerobic MBR
High-Retention Membrane Bioreactor
MBR with Woven or Nonwoven Textile Filter
Thermophilic MBR
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Seong-Hoon Yoon is a senior staff engineer of Nalco, an Ecolab company, located in Illinois, USA, where he has served since 2001. He received his BS, MS, and PhD degrees in chemical technology from Seoul National University in 1991, 1994, and 1998, respectively. Dr. Yoon was a research engineer at the LG group in Seoul, Korea, before joining Nalco. Throughout his career, Dr. Yoon has been dedicated to advancing water treatment processes with an emphasis on membrane separation. His interests include water reuse and recycle; chemical, biological, and physical water treatment; gas transfer membranes; and information and communication technologies for remote monitoring and control.


"… bridges the gap between academic research and the practical know-how obtained from the field. It is a must-read for anybody that wants to understand the state of the art of the membrane bioreactor process and gain insight into the fundamental science behind it."
—Dr. Pierre Côté, COTE Membrane Separation Ltd

"Seong-Hoon Yoon’s strong academic background, coupled with his many years of practical experience in industry, are evident in this very informative book. I think that this will become essential reading for anyone involved in MBR applications and research."
—Professor A.G. (Tony) Fane, Singapore Membrane Technology Centre, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

"… spans the range of knowledge needed, beginning with the fundamental principles of membrane systems and continuing through to practical aspects of the design and operation of complete systems. Throughout, the combination of in-depth and practical knowledge of the author, along with his ability to convey this knowledge in a clear and compelling fashion, shines through …"
—Dr. Glen T. Daigger, One Water Solutions

"This book provides by far the most comprehensive information to academic researchers and industry practitioners who wish to study and practice membrane bioreactor technology. I cannot wait to use this book as a reference for my undergraduate and graduate courses at Yale University."
—Jaehong Kim, Professor of Environmental Engineering, Yale University