Paper Title
A Comparison Of Reuse Potential Of MBR And SBR Effluents

Abstract— To reduce the pollutant level in the domestic wastewater, it is essential that proper measures be initiated and followed towards analysis of wastewater pollution so that load on fresh water resources be minimised. This paper evaluates the performance of a membrane bioreactor (MBR) based wastewater treatment system with that of sequencing batch reactor (SBR). The effluent of MBR is reused for horticulture/ flushing purposes while that of SBR is direct disposal in River Ganga. The effluents from two fully functional wastewater treatment plants were investigated in detail to assess their performance and thereafter to discuss the post treatment applied to reduce their pollutant levels. The performances of the two plants were evaluated under various physico-chemical parameters. The tests results showed that MBR system is fully capable of delivering effluent with low suspended solids, while the SBR has equally comparable performance. The study also dwells upon various other important parameters such as evaluating the operation and maintenance aspects of the plants including the reuse potential of the treated water. Keywords: Membrane Bioreactor (MBR), Sequencing Bioreactor (SBR), Physico-chemical, operation and maintenance