Comparative economic analysis of full scale MABR configurations

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Title: Comparative economic analysis of full scale MABR configurations
Authors: Casey, Eoin
Syron, Eoin
Shanahan, John W.
Semmens, Michael J.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/4263
Date: Aug-2008
Abstract: The membrane-aerated biofilm reactor (MABR) is a technology that can deliver oxygen at high rates and transfer efficiencies. This paper provides a comparative cost analysis of the MABR compared to the activated sludge process. Membrane cost and electricity cost were found to be the critical parameters determining the relative feasibility of the conventional process to the membrane based process. The general downward trend in the market price of membranes and the steady increase in energy costs in recent years may prove to be a strong driver for the further development of this technology.
Type of material: Conference Publication
Keywords: Membrane;Biofilm;Oxygen;Energy;Cost
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Conference Details: 2008 IWA North American Membrane Research Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA, August 10-13, 2008
Appears in Collections:Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering Research Collection

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