publication . Doctoral thesis . 1994

The fate of methanol in anaerobic bioreactors

Florencio, L.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1994
  • Publisher: Florencio
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
<p>Methanol is an important component of certain industrial wastewaters. In anaerobic environments, methanol can be utilized by methanogens and acetogens. In wastewater treatment plants, the conversion of methanol into methane is preferred because this conversion is responsible for chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal, whereas with the formation of volatile fatty acids (VFA) little COD removal is achieved. Moreover, the accumulation of VFA can lead to reactor instability due to pH drops, in weakly buffered systems. The undesirable formation of VFA has previously been associated with the presence of trace elements and bicarbonate in the medium.<p>This thesis inve...
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free text keywords: afvalwaterbehandeling, waterzuivering, anaërobe behandeling, rioolwater, afvalwater, industrie, industrieel afval, methanol, waste water treatment, water treatment, anaerobic treatment, sewage, waste water, industry, industrial wastes
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