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Sustainable Bio-methane Generation from Petrochemical Wastewater using CSTR

Siddique, Md. Nurul Islam and Zularisam, A. W. (2014) Sustainable Bio-methane Generation from Petrochemical Wastewater using CSTR. International Journal of Engineering Technology And Sciences, 1 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2289-697X

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The effect of gradual increase in organic loading rate (OLR) and temperature on biomethanation from petrochemical wastewater treatment was investigated using CSTR. The digester performance was measured at hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 4 to 2d, and start up procedure of the reactor was monitored for 60 days via chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal, biogas and methane production. By enhancing the temperature from 30 to 55 ˚C Thermophilic condition was attained, and pH was adjusted at 7 ± 0.5 during the experiment. Supreme COD removal competence was 98±0.5% (r = 0.84) at an OLR of 7.5 g-COD/Ld and 4d HRT. Biogas and methane yield were logged to an extreme of 0.80 L/g-CODremoved d (r = 0.81), 0.60 L/g-CODremoved d (r = 0.83), and mean methane content of biogas was 65.49%. The full acclimatization was established at 55 ˚C with high COD removal efficiency and biogas production. An OLR of 7.5 g-COD/L d and HRT of 4 days were apposite for petrochemical wastewater treatment.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: CSTR; Methane
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Engineering Technology
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Zularisam Ab Wahid
Date Deposited: 19 Aug 2015 02:52
Last Modified: 17 Jan 2018 02:41
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