The purpose of this study was to assess the applicability of the anaerobic biofilter process to treat low strength organic wastewater such as domestic sewage. It was found that when the influent BOD was approximately 200 mg/l, water temperature and BOD loading, under a hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 30 hrs, were 20°C and 0.2 kg/m3.day respectively, a BOD removal of at least 70% was attained, and the ratio of sludge produced to BOD removed in the anaerobic biofilter was as low as 0.1. Furthermore it was also found that 75% of nitrogen (N) could be removed in the anaerobic-aerobic biofilter process when the circulation ratio was more than 1:2.

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