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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology
Center for Environment and Energy Research and Studies (CEERS)
ISSN: 1735-1472
EISSN: 1735-2630
Vol. 11, No. 3, 2014, pp. 623-632
Bioline Code: st14062
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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International Journal of Environment Science and Technology, Vol. 11, No. 3, 2014, pp. 623-632

 en On-site treatment of textile yarn dyeing effluents using an integrated biological–chemical oxidation process
Lotito, A. M.; De Sanctis, M.; Rossetti, S.; Lopez, A. & Di Iaconi, C.


This paper reports the results of the treatment of a yarn dyeing effluent using an integrated biological– chemical oxidation process. In particular, the biological unit was based on a sequencing batch biofilter granular sludge reactor (SBBGR), while the chemical treatment consisted of an ozonation step. Biological treatment alone was first performed as a reference for comparison. While biological treatment did not produce an effluent for direct discharge, the integrated process assured good treatment results, with satisfactory removal of chemical oxygen demand (up to 89.8 %), total nitrogen (up to 88.2 %), surfactants (up to 90.7 %) and colour (up to 99 %), with an ozone dose of 110 mg of ozone per litre of wastewater. Biomass characterization by fluorescence in situ hybridization has revealed that filamentous bacteria represented about 20 % of biomass (coherently with high sludge volume index values); thanks to its special design, SBBGR guaranteed, however, stable treatment performances and low effluent suspended solids concentrations, while conventional activated sludge systems suffer from sludge bulking and even treatment failure in such a condition. Furthermore, biomass characterization has evidenced the presence of a shortcut nitrification–denitrification process.

Yarn dyeing wastewater; Biological treatment; Ozonation; Integrated treatment; Biomass characterization

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