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

Istanbul Organized Leather Tanning Industrial District Aydinli, Tuzla, Turkey.
Water Science & Technology (Impact Factor: 1.21). 02/2002; 46(9):219-27.
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ABSTRACT 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 SBR was installed on site to treat the plain-sealed 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.

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