MBR, BNR and RO combined in Gippsland wastewater reuse

Glen T Daigger and Peter Burrowes, CH2M Hill, Andrew Hodgkinson, Parsons Brinckerhoff, and Simon Aquilina, Gippsland Water

The Gippsland Water Factory in the state of Victoria, Australia, is being implemented to reclaim domestic and industrial (pulp and paper) wastewater to provide a reliable and sustainable industrial water supply, replacing the high-quality raw water currently provided by Gippsland Water.

This innovative plant, the first of its kind in Australia, involves membrane-bioreactor, activated-sludge incorporating biological nutrient removal and reverse-osmosis treatment.

This article first appeared in the February/March 2012 issue of Desalination & Water Reuse magazine.

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