The effect of scale on the performance of an integrated poultry slaughterhouse wastewater treatment process

Kulyash Meiramkulova, Antonis A. Zorpas, Duman Orynbekov, Michal Zhumagulov, Gulnur Saspugayeva, Aliya Kydyrbekova, Timoth Mkilima, Vassilis J. Inglezakis

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Abstract

The efficiency of a wastewater treatment process may be affected by several factors including the scale at which the system is operating. This study aimed at investigating the influence of scale on a poultry slaughterhouse wastewater treatment process. The process is comprised of several units including electrolysis, membrane filtration, and ultraviolet irradiation. The results of the industrial-scale wastewater treatment plant of the Izevski poultry farm slaughterhouse in Kazakhstan were compared with those of a lab-scale wastewater treatment process under the same conditions. The traditional and water quality index (WQI) approaches were used to present the results and the drinking water quality standards of Kazakhstan were used as a reference. The industrial and lab-scale plants showed high purification efficiency for most of the studied water quality parameters. The comparative analysis based on the WQI showed that the industrial-scale wastewater treatment plant outperforms the lab-scale wastewater treatment process.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4679
Number of pages14
JournalSustainability (Switzerland)
Volume12
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jun 2020

Keywords

  • integrated wastewater treatment
  • poultry wastewater
  • scale-up
  • water quality index

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    Meiramkulova, K., Zorpas, A. A., Orynbekov, D., Zhumagulov, M., Saspugayeva, G., Kydyrbekova, A., Mkilima, T., & Inglezakis, V. J. (2020). The effect of scale on the performance of an integrated poultry slaughterhouse wastewater treatment process. Sustainability (Switzerland), 12(11), [4679]. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12114679