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Review Article

Year: 2016 | Month: July-September | Volume: 1 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 29-34

An Insight into Research and Studies on UASB Reactor for Wastewater Treatment

Sunil J. Kulkarni

Datta Meghe College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.


Domestic and industrial wastewater treatment can be carried out by using physical, chemical and biological treatment methods. Biological treatment facilities are important treatment step in wastewater treatment. Aerobic and anaerobic treatments can be carried out to minimize chemical and biological oxygen demand. Anaerobic treatments are effective treatment methods with high treatment efficiencies. Upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactors are gaining importance because of high conversions and cost effectiveness. The high percentage of methane in the generated gas is advantage as it can be used as a fuel. The present review summarizes research and studies on UASB reactors for wastewater and sludge treatment.

Key words: Anaerobic treatment, COD, sludge, HRT, methanogenesis, efficiency.

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