‘Electrode-integrated bioreactor and floating constructed wetland as decentralized wastewater treatment systems’ is 10-months long laboratory-scale research, which will investigate the integrated impact of fuel cell-based bioreactor tank with constructed wetland systems for the treatment of domestic wastewater from septic tanks. Fuel cell-based bioreactor tank achieve high pollutants removal rates under low wastewater retention time, through degradation of organic pollutants and production of bio-energy. The treatment system will function to remove environmental pollutants, macro-pollutants, metals and pathogenic parameters and quantify the bio-energy production that will act as a catalyst for the system function. The proposed research is expected to develop guidelines for a simple, novel wastewater treatment systems in institutions and/or domestic wastewater treatment in urban, semi urban areas of Bangladesh.
- To investigate environmental parameters (pH, ORP), macro pollutants (TKN, NH4-N, NO2-N, NO3-N, TN, Ortho P, TP, BOD, COD, TOC, TSS, Sulfate) metals (Cr, Cd, Ni, Cu, Zn, Pb, Hg, Fe, Mn) and coliform removal performances of the fuel cell integrated bioreactor septic tank.
- To observe the integrated impact of fuel cell-based bioreactor tank-constructed wetland systems for producing effluent quality fulfilling discharge limits.
- To quantify bioenergy production rates across the developed systems.
- To develop design guidelines of such novel systems for onsite wastewater treatment in urban, semi-urban area of Bangladesh.
- Dr. Tanveer Ferdous Saeed, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Asia Pacific