Abstract—Detergent removal from wastewater treatment is
important for environmental protection. Biosorption of
detergent onto the activated sludge enables aerobic treatment of
the wastewater. This paper presents a further improvement of
the method by a massive destruction of the detergent through a
prolonged mixing of the detergent with the activated sludge
prior to the aeration process. This is possible as detergent is a
cleaning agent and can breakdown the activated sludge through
intimate contact in the mixing process. Thickening of the
activated sludge and culturing activated sludge with high
biosorption capacity ensures the intimate contact for the
detergent destruction action. Breaking down of the activated
sludge provides a high loading condition which favors the
growth of microorganism with strong biosorption capacity.
The method was successfully implemented in the detergent
Index Terms—Wastewater, aeration, detergent destruction.
K. N. Tan with M/s D&R Chemicals, Sugei Kadut Street 1, Singapore (e-mail: email@example.com).
Cite: K. N. Tan, "A Detergent Destruction Method Used for Aerobic Treatment of Wastewater High in Detergent Content (WHD)," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 10, no. 8, pp. 236-240, 2019.Copyright © 2019 by the authors. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).