Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Membrane Bioreactors

G. Mannina, M. Capodici, A. Cosenza, D. Di Trapani, Mark C. M. van Loosdrecht

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Abstract

Nowadays, it is widely accepted that wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) are significant sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission, contributing to the anthropogenic sources. Among the GHG emitted from WWTPs, nitrous oxide (N2O) has been identified of having the major interest/concern, since its high global warming potential (GWP), is 298 times higher than that of CO2 and also to its capability to react with stratospheric ozone causing the layer depletion. Up to now, most of the experimental investigations have been carried out on conventional activated sludge (CAS) processes. The knowledge of N2O emission from advanced technologies such membrane bioreactors (MBRs) is still very limited. The present paper is aimed at providing a picture of the GHG emissions from MBR systems. In particular, data of N2O acquired from pilot plant systems monitoring are here presented. The key aim of the study was to highlight the effect of wastewater features and operational conditions on N2O production/emission from MBRs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationFRONTIERS IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND MODELLING, FICWTM 2017
EditorsGiorgio Mannina
PublisherSpringer
Pages385-391
Volume4
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-58420-1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Civil Engineering

Keywords

  • Wastewater treatment
  • Global warming
  • Filtration
  • Nutrients

Cite this

Mannina, G., Capodici, M., Cosenza, A., Di Trapani, D., & van Loosdrecht, M. C. M. (2017). Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Membrane Bioreactors. In G. Mannina (Ed.), FRONTIERS IN WASTEWATER TREATMENT AND MODELLING, FICWTM 2017 (Vol. 4, pp. 385-391). (Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58421-8_61