Sequencing batch reactor treatment of tannery wastewater for carbon and nitrogen removal

Water Sci Technol. 2002;46(9):219-27.


The paper evaluates the organic carbon and nitrogen removal performance of the sequencing batch reactor (SBR), technology for tannery wastewater. For this purpose, a pilot-scale SBR was installed on site to treat the plain-sealed tannery effluent. The study involved wastewater characterization, start-up and operation of the reactor for carbon and nitrogen removal and model evaluation of system performance. Its removal efficiency was compared with that of the existing continuous-flow activated sludge system providing full treatment to wastewater from the Istanbul Tannery Organized Industrial District.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bioreactors*
  • Carbon / isolation & purification*
  • Industrial Waste
  • Nitrogen / isolation & purification*
  • Waste Disposal, Fluid*


  • Industrial Waste
  • Carbon
  • Nitrogen