Deploying Alternative Supplemental Carbon for Denitrification at Full Scale: Glycerol from Biodiesel Production
Abstract:The use of glycerol in lieu of methanol as the primary supplemental carbon source for denitrification will require a concerted effort to define the products qualities and develop a specification that can be met by multiple suppliers. The source of the oil used to produce the biodiesel, the methanol content and fatty acid content were found to be key variables in defining crude product characteristics and the cost of refining to the minimum levels required for use by NYCEP in their wastewater treatment plants. Recognizing the market dynamics, a product specification was developed to balance cost, handling and health and safety considerations for the glycerol product.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2010
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 These proceedings are not peer reviewed.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
- Ingenta Connect is not responsible for the content or availability of external websites