Evaluation of Anaerobic Fluidized Bed Reactor for Treating Sago Effluent – A Case Study
R. Mathiyazhagan1, V. Nehru Kumar2
1R. Mathiyazhagan, Centre for Environment, Health & Safety, Department of Civil Engineering, Annamalai University, Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu), India.
2Dr. V. Nehru Kumar, Centre for Environment, Health & Safety, Department of Civil Engineering, Annamalai University, Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu), India.
Manuscript received on 20 July 2014 | Revised Manuscript received on 25 July 2014 | Manuscript published on 30 July 2014 | PP: 30-31 | Volume-3 Issue-3, July 2014 | Retrieval Number: C1130073314/2014©BEIESP
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Abstract: Anaerobic treatment processes are credible options for providing sustainable treatment to biodegradable waste streams. The Anaerobic Fluidized Bed Reactor (AFBR) is an evolving process that requires waste specific design methodologies based on kinetics of the specific process. The research was precisely an experimental study on AFBR 23.56 litres of effective volume to evaluate its treatment performance and gas recovery in terms of influent Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD), Hydraulic Retention Time (HRT) and Organic Loading Rate. The experimental influent COD varies from 1500 to 4000 mg/lit. The OLR for the operating are ranged from 1.47 to 29.25 Kg COD/m3 .day for HRT varied from 3.2 to 24 hrs. The maximum COD removal efficiency is 86.67 at an operating OLR of 1.80 Kg COD/m3 .day. The maximum biogas yield was observed at 0.30 m 3 /kg COD removed.
Keywords: AFBR, COD, HRT, OLR, Organic, Hydraulic.
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