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Anaerobic Methane Fermentation in a Plug-Flow Reactor Treating Organic Wastes

  • J. Mata-Alvarez
  • P. Llabrés-Luengo
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSE, volume 305)

Abstract

A simulation of the anaerobic biodegradation of organic solid wastes is carried out. As a basis, a plug-flow reactor with a fluid recycle is used. The effect of process parameters, solid retention time (SRT), pH, recycle ratio on process performance (degree of methanization and degradation) is analyzed by means of a program based on a Runge-Kutta subroutine and written in basic. Results show the optimal value of 7.2 for the pH together with the convenience of operating the reactor at a zero recycle ratio.

Keywords

Anaerobic Digestion Volatile Fatty Acid Volatile Solid Methanogenic Bacterium Solid Retention Time 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Mata-Alvarez
    • 1
  • P. Llabrés-Luengo
    • 1
  1. 1.Departament d’ Enginyeria QuímicaUniversitat de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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