Activated sludge-loaded polyvinyl alcohol microparticles for starch wastewater treatment in an airlift bioreactor
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Emulsification followed by freezing and thawing cycles was applied to produce poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA) microparticles and to simultaneously immobilize activated sludge. Activity of the obtained microparticles (similar to 400 mu m in diameter) was evaluated in glucose syrup solutions and heat-pretreated wastewater from a starch factory by measurements of permanganate index (COD (Mn) ) reduction. The reaction followed first-order kinetics, revealing slight mass transfer limitations in PVA microparticles as determined from the kinetic rate constant that was similar to 35% lower than that in the freely suspended activated sludge culture. Yet, efficiency of the microparticles increased almost five-fold in a laboratory airlift bioreactor operating either in batch or continuous regimes. Over 19 days of operation under high organic loadings in the industrial wastewater (similar to 100 kgCOD m(-3) d(-1)), PVA microparticles (12.4% volume fraction) remained active and induced a decrease of over... 90% of biodegradable COD (Mn) at the hydraulic retention time of 8 h.
Ključne reči:Poly(vinyl alcohol) Hydrogel / Freezing-thawing / Activated Sludge / Airlift Bioreactor / Starch Wastewater
Izvor:Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering, 2018, 35, 2, 324-327
- Korean Institute Chemical Engineers, Seoul
Finansiranje / projekti:
- info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/MESTD/Integrated and Interdisciplinary Research (IIR or III)/46010/RS// (RS-46010)