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Increasing urbanization and industrialization is continuously putting a pressure on the ground and fresh water resource in form of quality and quantity. Therefore water recycling through wastewater treatment is the need of the present hour. Therefore in the present study the efficiency of the 3.2MLD sewage treatment plant (STP) based on membrane bioreactor technology (MBR) located in Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) township Aonla, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India was studied. The plant was recently commissioned on 10th of June 2022. The plant shows highest efficiency for turbidity (98.6%) followed by total suspended solids (TSS) (95.7%), chemical oxygen demand (COD) (89.0%), iron (86.7%), and biochemical oxygen demand (BOD) (85.0%). The efficiency for the rest of the parameters is below 50%. The MBR based STP is working efficiently as the values of parameters in treated water is within the discharge standards of central pollution control board (CPCB) listed in The Environment (Protection) Rule, 1986. One of the major problems of MBR based STP reported in literature is membrane fouling which is also rectified in the current treatment plant by using sodium hypochlorite for membrane cleaning.


Classical Activated Sludge Efficiency Membrane bioreactor Sewage treatment plant (STP)

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Ruhela, M., Ahamad , F., Bhardwaj, S., & Gupta, U. (2023). Efficiency assessment of 3.2MLD MBR based sewage treatment plant of IFFCO township Aonla, Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India . Environment Conservation Journal, 24(2), 347–354.


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