Estimating The Kinetics And Stoichiometry Of Heterotrophic Denitrifying Bacteria With Glycerol As An External Carbon Source
Wastewater treatment facilities in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are focusing their attention on nitrogen removal to meet future effluent limitations of about 3-4 mg N/L. External carbon is added during denitrification to facilitate the removal of nitrate. This study investigates the kinetics and stoichiometry of glycerol as an external carbon source for denitrification. Biodiesel-based glycerol acclimated mixed liquor was fed glycerol as an external carbon source in lab scale batch experiments to estimate specific denitrification rate (SDNR), maximum specific growth rate, C:N ratio, growth yield and half saturation constants for COD limiting conditions. The average SDNR for acclimated and unacclimated mixed liquor was 1.4 mg NOx-N/gVSS/hr. The maximum specific growth rate was estimated at 3.4 d−1. Stoichiometric C:N ratio and growth yield were estimated as 4.2 mg COD/mg NOx-N and 0.32 mg biomass COD/mg NOx-N respectively. The half saturation constant was estimated between 5-8 mg COD/L.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2008-01-01
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