Submerged Membrane System with Biofilter as a Treatment to Rain Water

UTSePress Research/Manakin Repository

Search UTSePress Research

Advanced Search


My Account

Show simple item record Areerachakul, Nathaporn en_US Kitiphatmontree, M en_US Kandasamy, Jaya en_US Kus, Benjamin en_US Duangduen, Churairat en_US Pivsa-Art, S en_US Vigneswaran, Saravanamuth en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2010-05-28T09:44:00Z 2010-05-28T09:44:00Z 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2008008007 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Areerachakul Nathaporn et al. 2009, 'Submerged Membrane System with Biofilter as a Treatment to Rain Water', Springer Netherlands, vol. 9, no. 5-6, pp. 431-438. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1567-7230 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.description.abstract Rainwater has been used as drinking water in Thailand for centuries especially in the rural parts and is accepted as an important water resource. From past to present, the quality of rainwater has changed with the landuse of the landscape, and its water quality is influenced by a diverse range of conditions such as the management of pollutant sources, the catchment condition, wind and meteorological conditions, and the location of rainwater collection points. In this study, the quality of rainwater collected off roofs at several locations was examined. Granular activated carbon (GAC) filtration was used as a pretreatment to microfiltration (MF) to remove the dissolved organic matter (DOC). After an initial adsorption period, the biofilm that formed on the GAC (biofilter) was found to remove DOC by up to 40%, 35%, and 15% for bed filter depths of 15, 10, and 5 cm, respectively. Biofilters also removed nitrate and phosphate by more than 80% and 35%. The hollow fiber membrane microfiltration with pore size of 0.1 I?m was used to treat the effluent from biofiltration to remove the microorganisms/pathogens in the rainwater. Although there was no significant additional removal of DOC by MF, the biofilter removed all microorganisms. The use of biofilters as pretreatment to MF/UF could remove a higher amount of DOC, remove microorganisms, increase the membrane treatment efficiency, and reduce membrane fouling. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Springer Netherlands en_US
dc.relation.hasversion Accepted manuscript version
dc.rights The original publication is available at
dc.title Submerged Membrane System with Biofilter as a Treatment to Rain Water en_US
dc.parent Water, Air, & Soil Pollution: Focus en_US
dc.journal.volume 9 en_US
dc.journal.number 5-6 en_US
dc.publocation Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 431 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 438 en_US FEIT.School of Elec, Mech and Mechatronic Systems en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 100200 en_US
dc.personcode 10138372 en_US
dc.personcode 0000053044 en_US
dc.personcode 920569 en_US
dc.personcode 103713 en_US
dc.personcode 0000027428 en_US
dc.personcode 0000053045 en_US
dc.personcode 900451 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Environmental Biotechnology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Rainwater . Characterization . Biofilters . GAC . Membrane filtration en_US
dc.staffid 900451 en_US

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record