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Improvement of Industrial-scale Anaerobic Digestion by Enzymes Combined with Chemical Treatment

Recktenwald, Michael; Dey, Estera LU and Norrlow, Olof (2015) In Journal of Residuals Science and Technology 12(4). p.205-214
Abstract
The effect of a new developed process for biogas boosting was studied at a municipal wastewater treatment plant in industrial scale over the period of three years. After pre-selection studies in the lab and short industrial setups, four hydrolytic enzymes and sodium citrate were combined and tested for a two-year period. The year 2007 was picked as reference year. In February 2008, the dosage was started. Some immediate changes in the digestion system could be observed like gas production increase and sludge volume reduction. Yet the adaption to the chemical dosage took several months. A stable production was achieved about 6 months after the start of the dosage. In 2009 it was assumed that the system had adapted to the chemical dosages... (More)
The effect of a new developed process for biogas boosting was studied at a municipal wastewater treatment plant in industrial scale over the period of three years. After pre-selection studies in the lab and short industrial setups, four hydrolytic enzymes and sodium citrate were combined and tested for a two-year period. The year 2007 was picked as reference year. In February 2008, the dosage was started. Some immediate changes in the digestion system could be observed like gas production increase and sludge volume reduction. Yet the adaption to the chemical dosage took several months. A stable production was achieved about 6 months after the start of the dosage. In 2009 it was assumed that the system had adapted to the chemical dosages and that stable running parameters were achieved. Mainly the results from the years 2007 as reference and 2009 as resulting year are compared, showing clearly positive effects on process stability, increased gas production by 16% and minimized sludge volumes by 13%. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The effect of a new developed process for biogas boosting was studied at a municipal wastewater treatment plant in industrial scale over the period of three years. After pre-selection studies in the lab and short industrial setups, four hydrolytic enzymes and sodium citrate were combined and tested for a two-year period. The year 2007 was picked as reference year. In February 2008, the dosage was started. Some immediate changes in the digestion system could be observed like gas production increase and sludge volume reduction. Yet the adaption to the chemical dosage took several months. A stable production was achieved about 6 months after the start of the dosage. In 2009 it was assumed that the system had adapted to the chemical dosages and that stable running parameters were achieved. Mainly the results from the years 2007 as reference and 2009 as resulting year are compared, showing clearly positive effects on process stability, increased gas production by 16% and minimized sludge volumes by 13%.},
  author       = {Recktenwald, Michael and Dey, Estera and Norrlow, Olof},
  issn         = {1544-8053},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {205--214},
  publisher    = {DEStech Publications},
  series       = {Journal of Residuals Science and Technology},
  title        = {Improvement of Industrial-scale Anaerobic Digestion by Enzymes Combined with Chemical Treatment},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.12783/issn.1544-8053/12/4/3},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2015},
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