High-efficiency treatment of PTA wastewater using a biogas jet assisted anaerobic fluidized bed reactor

Wei Zhang, Yangyang Feng, Yingwen Chen, Peiwen Li, Shemin Zhu, Shubao Shen

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Abstract

In this paper, a new type of biogas jet assisted anaerobic fluidized bed reactor loaded with a polypropylene carrier has been proposed. There was a clear improvement in the fluidized state due to the biogas assisted input when the gas/water ratio was set at 1:3 with a suitable carrier loading of 60%. When the circulating water flow is 30 L/min assisted with biogas 10 L/min, the mixing time shortens from 26 to 18 s. The performance of anaerobic biodegradation on wastewater treatment was improved largely. The chemical oxygen demand (COD) and terepthallic acid removal efficiencies were at 85.4% and 84%, respectively, at hydraulic retention time of 20 h, even when the influent COD concentration was as high as 4224 mg/L. In addition, plenty of microorganisms, attached to the carriers and assumed to be the reason behind the organic biodegradation efficiency of the proposed system, were observed using scanning electron microscopy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalEnvironmental Technology (United Kingdom)
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - Feb 3 2018

Keywords

  • Anaerobic
  • biogas
  • fluidized bed
  • jet
  • PTA wastewater

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Waste Management and Disposal

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