publication . Thesis . 2013

Evaluation of Glycerol and Waste Alcohol as Supplemental Carbon Sources for Denitrification

Uprety, Kshitiz;
Open Access
  • Published: 27 Feb 2013
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Supplemental carbon has been successfully added and implemented at biological nutrient removal treatment plants all around the world in order to reach low nitrogen discharge limits. Although, methanol has been the most prevalent external electron donor used due to its low cost and effectiveness, many utilities are moving away from it due to cost volatility, safety issues, and hindered performance in cold weather conditions. Many sustainable and alternative sources are being researched, such as glycerin-based products (Rohrbacher et al., 2009), sugar-based waste products (Pretorius et al., 2007), and effluents from food and beverage industries (Swinarski et al., ...
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free text keywords: glycerin, waste-alcohol, nitrite, specialist, generalist, denitrification
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