publication . Thesis . 2015

Effect of Addition of High Strength Food Wastes on Anaerobic Digestion of Sewage Sludge

Vaidya, Ramola Vinay;
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  • Published: 11 Jun 2015
  • Publisher: Virginia Tech
  • Country: United States
Anaerobic co-digestion of municipal sludge and food wastes high in chemical oxygen demand (COD) has been an area of interest for waste water treatment facilities looking to increase methane production, and at the same time, dispose of the wastes and increase the revenue. However, addition of food wastes containing fats, oils and grease (FOG) to the conventional anaerobic digestion process can be difficult and pose challenges to utilities. Incorporating these wastes into the treatment plants can potentially inhibit the digestion process. In this study four lab-scale, anaerobic digesters were operated under mesophilic conditions and fed municipal sludge. One of th...
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free text keywords: Anaerobic digestion [Keywords], High-strength waste (HSW), Long chain fatty acids, Gas production, Biosolids Odors
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