Dong W.-Y.,Harbin Institute of Technology |
Dong W.-Y.,Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Water Resource Application and Environmental Pollution Control |
Zhang X.-B.,Harbin Institute of Technology |
Zhang X.-B.,Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Water Resource Application and Environmental Pollution Control |
And 6 more authors.
Water Science and Technology | Year: 2012
Three parallel biological anoxic filters (BaFs) were operated to investigate the denitrification kinetics of methanol, brewery wastewater and bakery wastewater. The experiment was conducted within the temperature range of 15-20°C, with an influent nitrate and carbon dosage of 30 mg/L and 150 mg COD/L (COD: chemical oxygen demand). The denitrification efficiencies of brewery wastewater, bakery wastewater and methanol were 84, 66 and 74%, specific denitrification rates were 1.44, 1.11 and 1.24 kg NO3-N/m3 d, and total nitrogen (TN) removal rates were 74, 62 and 66%, respectively. The volatile attached solid (VAS) tests reveal that methanol has the minimum net biomass yield, so it needs the least carbon to nitrogen (expressed in COD to nitrate, C/N) ratio for complete denitrification. While the brewery wastewater and bakery wastewater need higher C/N ratio to remove all nitrate nitrogen, and they both may need pretreatment to remove phosphate when used as external carbon sources. © IWA Publishing 2012.