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Biomethane production in AnSBBR from the co-digestion of vinasse and glycerin: effect of organic load, influent concentration and cycle length

Grant number: 17/09722-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2017
Effective date (End): August 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Sanitary Engineering - Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment
Principal researcher:Suzana Maria Ratusznei
Grantee:Marina Bernardes Preite
Home Institution: Escola de Engenharia Mauá (EEM). Instituto Mauá de Tecnologia. São Caetano do Sul , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/06246-7 - Biorefinery concept applied to biological wastewater treatment plants: environmental pollution control coupled with material and energy recovery, AP.TEM


Within the scope of bioenergy production studies, this project will focus on the assessment of an anaerobic sequencing batch reactor containing immobilized biomass (AnSBBR) with recirculation of the liquid phase applied to the production of biomethane from the co-digestion of vinasse (effluent from bioethanol production) and glycerin (effluent from biodiesel production). The effect of feed strategy and applied volumetric organic load (varied by influent concentration and cycle length), as well as temperature will be assessed on stability, organic matter conversion and methane productivity/yield. (AU)