Skip to main content

Comparison of the Effects of Conventional and Alternative External Carbon Sources on Enhancing the Denitrification Process

Buy Article:

$17.50 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Or sign up for a free trial

Abstract:

The aim of this study was to determine the immediate effects of dosing different carbon sources on the denitrification capability of the process biomass from the “Wschod” WWTP in Gdansk (Poland). Five carbon sources, including the settled wastewater, methanol and three industrial effluents (distillery, brewery and fish-pickling process) were tested in two kinds of batch experiments. The acclimation period of biomass to methanol was also investigated in bench scale systems. During the “conventional” batch experiments with the industrial effluents the observed nitrate utilization rates (NURs) ranged from 2.4 to 6.0 g N/(kg VSS·h). For comparison, the rates associated with the utilization of readily biodegradable fraction in the settled wastewater were 4.6-7.8 g N/(kg VSS·h). The “conventional” NURs observed with methanol and non-acclimated process biomass were very low, i.e. 0.4-1.5 g N/(kg VSS·h), and a minimum two week acclimation period was needed to reach the level of 4.0 g N/(kg VSS·h).

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2175/193864708788735420

Publication date: January 1, 2008

More about this publication?
  • Proceedings of the Water Environment Federation is an archive of papers published in the proceedings of the annual Water Environment Federation® Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC® ) and specialty conferences held since the year 2000. These proceedings are not peer reviewed.

    WEF Members: Sign in (right panel) with your IngentaConnect user name and password to receive complimentary access.
  • Subscribe to this Title
  • Membership Information
  • About WEF Proceedings
  • WEFTEC Conference Information
  • ingentaconnect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites
wef/wefproc/2008/00002008/00000017/art00022
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more