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Influence of organic load in the biohydrogen production from synthetic wastewater in AnSBBR with recirculation

Grant number: 12/01039-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2012
Effective date (End): March 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Sanitary Engineering
Principal Investigator:Suzana Maria Ratusznei
Grantee:Lucas Pagani de Souza
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia Mauá (EEM). Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia. São Caetano do Sul , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:09/15984-0 - Bioenergy production from wastewaters and environmental fitting of liquid and solid wastes generated, AP.TEM


Within the scope of bioenergy production studies, this project will be directed to the assessment of AnSBBR applied to biohydrogen production from treatment synthetic glucose based wastewater. The efficiency and conversion factor (between produced hydrogen and consumed organic matter) are analyzed as to the variation of the organic load imposed on the system by modifying the influent concentration and cycle time of the reactor. Tests will be conducted using different volumetric organic loads (9.0, 12.0, 13.5, 18.0 and 27.0 gCOD/L.d), which will be modified according to: (I) influent concentration (3600 and 5400 mgCOD/L) and (II) cycle time (4, 3 and 2 h). These tests will be performed at constant temperature of 30.0°C and the concentration of organic matter in the wastewater formulated from synthetic glucose-based effluent will be 3600 and 5400 mgCOD/L. As inert support for biomass immobilization low-density polyethylene will be used. The results will enable defining the best operating conditions in terms of biohydrogen production.