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Title (Primary) Improvement of anaerobic digestion performance by continuous nitrogen removal with a membrane contactor treating a substrate rich in ammonia and sulfide
Author Lauterböck, B.; Nikolausz, M.; Lv, Z.; Baumgartner, A.; Liebhard, G.; Fuchs, W.;
Journal Bioresource Technology
Year 2014
Department UMB; BIOENERGIE;
Volume 158
Language englisch;
POF III (all) R31; T15; T16;
Keywords Membrane contactor; Anaerobic digestion; Nitrogen removal; Ammonia inhibition; Sulfide inhibition
UFZ wide themes RU4;
Abstract The effect of reduced ammonia levels on anaerobic digestion was investigated. Two reactors were fed with slaughterhouse waste, one with a hollow fiber membrane contractor for ammonia removal and one without. Different organic loading rates (OLR) and free ammonia and sulfide concentrations were investigated. In the reactor with the membrane contactor, the NH4–N concentration was reduced threefold. At a moderate OLR (3.1 kg chemical oxygen demand – COD/m3/d), this reactor performed significantly better than the reference reactor. At high OLR (4.2 kg COD/m3/d), the reference reactor almost stopped producing methane (0.01 Nl/g COD). The membrane reactor also showed a stable process with a methane yield of 0.23 Nl/g COD was achieved. Both reactors had predominantly a hydrogenotrophic microbial consortium, however in the membrane reactor the genus Methanosaeta (acetoclastic) was also detected. In general, all relevant parameters and the methanogenic consortium indicated improved anaerobic digestion of the reactor with the membrane.
ID 14786
Persistent UFZ Identifier https://www.ufz.de/index.php?en=20939&ufzPublicationIdentifier=14786
Lauterböck, B., Nikolausz, M., Lv, Z., Baumgartner, A., Liebhard, G., Fuchs, W. (2014):
Improvement of anaerobic digestion performance by continuous nitrogen removal with a membrane contactor treating a substrate rich in ammonia and sulfide
Bioresour. Technol. 158 , 209 - 216