A Study on Process Improvement for Reduction of Pollution Loading Rate in Small Individual Sewage Plant

소규모 개인하수처리시설의 MBR공정 적용에 관한 연구

  • Eom, Han Ki (Department of Environmental Energy Engineering, Graduate School, Kyonggi University) ;
  • Choi, Yoo Hyun (Department of Environmental Energy Engineering, Graduate School, Kyonggi University) ;
  • Joo, Hyun Jong (Department of Environmental Energy Engineering, Kyonggi University)
  • 엄한기 (경기대학교 일반대학원 환경에너지공학과) ;
  • 최유현 (경기대학교 일반대학원 환경에너지공학과) ;
  • 주현종 (경기대학교 환경에너지공학과)
  • Received : 2015.12.16
  • Accepted : 2016.01.26
  • Published : 2016.02.29


In this study, the applicability of MBR process was evaluated to improve processing of personal sewage treatment facilities of $50m^3/day$ or less. As result of the research, stable discharge water quality could be secured as result of the MBR effector operation according to rate of inflow and inflow load and treatment efficiency of 98% or higher was shown by the membrane filtering method operation for SS, $BOD_5$. it was found that high treatment efficiency of 99% or higher. It is judged that detention time can be designed until 6.9 hr when applying MBR process on personal sewage treatment facilities with high pollution load and that cutback of pollution load can be possible through this study. It was shown that MBR process application reduces an annual cost of 4,829,600 won based on the basic unit calculation results and solves burden of amount of borne by causers according to excess of discharge water quality standards.


MBR;Individual sewage treatment plant;High influent loading


Supported by : 수도권매립지공사


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