An Cuu market
wastewater treatment
biochar trickling filter


Abstract: Pollution caused by market wastewater has occurred for many years in Vietnam. In particular, untreated wastewater from a riverside market is often directly discharged into a river, increasing loads of pollutants for the river. Every day, An Cuu market wastewater is averagely discharged about 19 cubic metres into An Cuu river. However, a wastewater treatment system has not been yet built at the market due to many reasons including the lack of investment capital. A Trickling filter (TF) consisting of a fix bed of biochar is a cost acceptable technology, effectively treating parameters like organic pollutants, nutrients and suspended solids. In this study, a model of TF using biochar medium for An Cuu market wastewater treatment were effectively operated with the organic loading rate (OLR) varying from 188 to 550 and the hydraulic loading rate (HLR) from 532 to 1899 The biochar trickling filter showed high removal efficiencies: 97%  BOD5, 92% COD, 97% TSS, 66% PTot and 62% NTot.

Key words: An Cuu market, wastewater treatment,  biochar trickling filter, Vietnam


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