Biochemical effects of administering shock loads of sucrose to a laboratory-scale anaerobic (UASB) effluent treatment plant

  • Eng S
  • Fernandes X
  • Paskins A
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Abstract

An experimental study was undertaken to determine the effects of administering shock loads of sucrose to a laboratory-scale anaerobic effluent treatment plant (UASB reactor) treating diluted landfill leachate. Administration of shock loads of 10 g l-sucrose caused accumulations of up to 7 g l-1of l-lactate and the resultant acidity caused the pH value of the reactor effluent to drop from 7.2 to 4.7 which inhibited methanogenesis. Major disturbances in the composition of the biogas also occurred and, under the severest conditions, the biogas contained up to 30% (v/v) hydrogen. © 1986.

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  • UASB
  • anaerobic
  • digestion
  • hydrogen
  • industrial effluent
  • l-lactate
  • lactate
  • landfill
  • leachate
  • methanogenesis
  • shock loads
  • sucrose

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Authors

  • Seng Chye Eng

  • X. A. Fernandes

  • A. R. Paskins

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