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Anaerobic Digestion Processes in Industrial Wastewater Treatment

  • Sandra M. Stronach
  • Thomasine Rudd
  • John N. Lester

Part of the Biotechnology Monographs book series (BIOTECHNOLOGY, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Sandra M. Stronach, Thomasine Rudd, John N. Lester
    Pages 1-20
  3. Sandra M. Stronach, Thomasine Rudd, John N. Lester
    Pages 21-38
  4. Sandra M. Stronach, Thomasine Rudd, John N. Lester
    Pages 39-58
  5. Sandra M. Stronach, Thomasine Rudd, John N. Lester
    Pages 59-70
  6. Sandra M. Stronach, Thomasine Rudd, John N. Lester
    Pages 71-92
  7. Sandra M. Stronach, Thomasine Rudd, John N. Lester
    Pages 93-106
  8. Sandra M. Stronach, Thomasine Rudd, John N. Lester
    Pages 107-120
  9. Sandra M. Stronach, Thomasine Rudd, John N. Lester
    Pages 121-133
  10. Sandra M. Stronach, Thomasine Rudd, John N. Lester
    Pages 135-147
  11. Sandra M. Stronach, Thomasine Rudd, John N. Lester
    Pages 149-160
  12. Sandra M. Stronach, Thomasine Rudd, John N. Lester
    Pages 161-174
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 175-184

About this book

Introduction

There have been many significant microbiological, biochemical and technological advances made in the understanding and implementation of anaerobic digestion processes with respect to industrial and domestic wastewater treatment. Elucida­ tion of the mechanisms of anaerobic degradation has permitted a greater control over the biological parameters of waste conversion and the technical advances achieved have reduced the time and land area requirements and increased the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of the various processes presently in use. By­ product recovery in the form of utilisable methane gas has become increasingly feasible, while the development of new and superior anaerobic reactor designs with increased tolerance to toxic and shock loadings of concentrated effiuents has established a potential for treating many extremely recalcitrant industrial wastestreams. The major anaerobic bioreactor systems and their applications and limitations are examined here, together with microbiological and biochemical aspects of anaerobic wastewater treatment processes. London, June 1986 S. M. Stronach T. Rudd J. N. Lester v Table of Contents 1 The Biochemistry of Anaerobic Digestion 1 1. 1 Kinetics of Substrate Utilisation and Bacterial Growth 3 1. 1. 1 COD Fluxes and Mean Carbon Oxidation State 3 1. 1. 2 Bacterial Growth and Biokinetics 4 1. 1. 2. 1 Growth and Single Substrate Kinetics 4 1. 1. 2. 2 Multisubstrate Systems . 8 1. 2 Kinetics and Biochemistry of Hydrolysis 8 1. 3 Kinetics and Biochemistry of Fermentation and J1-0xidation . 11 1.

Keywords

Fermentation Flora Lysin biochemistry biofilm biology biomass chemistry environment hydrogen metabolism polymer temperature wastewater

Authors and affiliations

  • Sandra M. Stronach
    • 1
  • Thomasine Rudd
    • 1
  • John N. Lester
    • 1
  1. 1.Public Health Engineering Laboratory, Department of Civil EngineeringImperial CollegeLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-71215-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1986
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-71217-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-71215-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-0880
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