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Simon Judd

Professor Simon Judd has over 20 years’ experience in teaching the fundamentals of water and wastewater technologies and is author of The MBR Book and Industrial MBRs. Simon's latest book watermaths (3rd ed) is available from the IWA – use code MBRIWAP20 to get 20% off the standard price at checkout.

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Recalcitrant micropollutants and MBRs

Unless they’ve spent the last 10−15 years living in a cupboard, pretty much anyone working in municipal wastewater will at least be aware of the issue of micropollutants: trace quantities of anthropogenic materials which are onerous to the environment.

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MBRs − towards zero energy and zero waste

A long-standing notion regarding wastewater is its potential to provide a useful resource, rather than being viewed as a waste. This is not completely far-fetched. Wastewaters high in readily biodegradable organic carbon can be anaerobically treated to provide methane.

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Industrial resolution − challenging wastewaters

A while back I posted a discussion on LinkedIn asking for comments on what readers regarded as being the most challenging industrial effluent for treatment using an MBR. It was largely ignored (a common enough, and entirely justifiable, happenstance).

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