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Effect of feed strategy and organic load on biohydrogen production and performance of an AnSBBRr treating effluent from biodiesel production

Grant number: 12/04829-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2012
Effective date (End): February 28, 2014
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Sanitary Engineering
Principal Investigator:José Alberto Domingues Rodrigues
Grantee:Giovanna Lovato
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


This project assesses an anaerobic sequencing fed batch biofilm reactor (AnSBBR) with recirculation of the liquid phase for treating effluent from biodiesel production applied to the production of biohydrogen. The production of biohydrogen, conversion factor between produced hydrogen and consumed organic matter, stability and reactor efficiency are assessed when submitted to different organic loads, which will be modified according to affluent concentration, feed time and total reactor cycle length.