Application of Ultrafiltration and Reverse Osmosis to the Treatment of the Wastewater Produced by the Meat Industry
J. Bohdziewicz*, E. Sroka, I. Korus
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Institute of Water and Wastewater Engineering, Silesian University of Technology
ul.Konarskiego 18, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland
Pol. J. Environ. Stud. 2003;12(3):269–274
The meat industry is characterized by high water consumption. Since this wastewater is highly loaded, it should be thoroughly pre-treated prior to its discharge into receiving water. Our investigations revealed that a hybrid system of ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis is a promising purification method. Its applica-tion resulted in a 100% and 98.8% removal of phosphorus and nitrogen compounds, respectively. The ef-ficiency of COD and BOD removal exceeded 99%.