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Strategies to enhance the removal of the persistent pharmaceutically active compound carbamazepine by membrane bioreactors
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  • Xueqing Li, University of Wollongong
  • Faisal I Hai, University of Wollongong
  • Nichanan Tadkaew, University of Wollongong
  • Sara Gilbertson, University of Wollongong
  • Long Nghiem, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
40730
Publication Date
1-1-2011
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Li, X., Hai, F. Ibney., Tadkaew, N., Gilbertson, S. & Nghiem, L. Duc. (2011). Strategies to enhance the removal of the persistent pharmaceutically active compound carbamazepine by membrane bioreactors. Desalination and Water Treatment, 34 (1-3), 402-407.

Abstract
Carbamazepine, which is an anti-epileptic drug, is ubiquitously present in municipal wastewater. Owing to its recalcitrant chemical structure, carbamazepine is not significantly removed during conventional biological treatment or even by membrane bioreactor (MBR). With the ultimate aim of providing insights into the strategies to enhance carbamazepine removal, the effect of key operational parameters, namely, loading rate (2–750 μg/L• d), pH (5–9), mixed liquor suspended solids (MLSS) concentration (1–15 g/L) and dissolved oxygen (DO) (
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Xueqing Li, Faisal I Hai, Nichanan Tadkaew, Sara Gilbertson, et al.. "Strategies to enhance the removal of the persistent pharmaceutically active compound carbamazepine by membrane bioreactors" (2011) p. 402 - 407
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