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Vanyushina A.Ya.,MGUP Mosvodokanal | Nikolaev Yu.A.,MGUP Mosvodokanal | Agarev A.M.,MGUP Mosvodokanal | Kevbrina M.V.,MGUP Mosvodokanal | Kozlov M.N.,MGUP Mosvodokanal
Water Science and Technology | Year: 2012

The process of anaerobic thermophilic digestion of municipal wastewater sludge with a recycled part of thickened digested sludge, was studied in semi-continuous laboratory digesters. This modified recycling process resulted in increased solids retention time (SRT) with the same hydraulic retention time (HRT) as compared with traditional digestion without recycling. Increased SRT without increasing of HRT resulted in the enhancement of volatile substance reduction by up to 68% in the reactor with the recycling process compared with 34% in a control conventional reactor. Biogas production was intensified from 0.3 L/g of influent volatile solids (VS) in the control reactor up to 0.35 L/g VS. In addition, the recycling process improved the dewatering properties of digested sludge. © IWA Publishing 2012. Source

Vanyushina A.Ya.,MGUP Mosvodokanal | Agarev A.M.,MGUP Mosvodokanal | Moyzhes S.I.,MGUP Mosvodokanal | Nikolaev Yu.A.,MGUP Mosvodokanal | And 2 more authors.
Water Science and Technology | Year: 2012

The effect of returning solids to the digester, after one of three thickening processes, on volatile solids reduction (VSR) and gas production was investigated. Three different thickening methods were compared: centrifugation, flotation and gravitational sedimentation. The amount and activity of retained biomass in thickened recycled sludge affected the efficiency of digestion. Semi-continuous laboratory digesters were used to study the influence of thickening processes on thermophilic sludge digestion efficiency. Centrifugation was the most effective method used and caused an increase of VSR from 43% (control) up to 70% and gas generation from 0.40 to 0.44 L g-1 VS. Flotation and gravitational sedimentation ways of thickening appeared to be less effective if compared with centrifugation. These methods increased VSR only by up to 65 and 51%, respectively and showed no significant increase of gas production. The dewatering capacity of digested sludge, as measured by its specific resistance to filtration, was essentially better for the sludge digested in the reactors with centrifugated and settled recycle. The VS concentration of recycle (g L-1), as reflecting the amount of retained biomass, appeared to be one of the most important factors influencing the efficiency of sludge digestion in the recycling technology. © IWA Publishing 2012. Source

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