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Title: Performance Evaluation and Substrate Removal Kinetics of an Anaerobic Packed-Bed Biofilm Reactor
Authors: Pandey S.
Sarkar, Sudipta
Published in: International Journal of Environmental Research
Abstract: The present study is based on the investigation of process kinetics of a two-phase anaerobic packed-bed biofilm reactor (AnPBR) with PVA gel beads as biocarrier treating synthetic wastewater-containing molasses. During the steady-state conditions, the reactor system was attributed to 89% of COD removal efficiency. For the comparison of substrate loading removal rate with the prediction of Grau’s second-order model and Stover–Kincannon substrate removal model, AnPBR reactor was run under different hydraulic retention times (HRT) and organic loads. The experimental data obtained from the steady-state conditions showed that Stover–Kincannon model and Grau’s second-order model were the most appropriate models for the proper description of the reactor. Both the Grau’s second-order model and Stover–Kincannon model gave very high correlation coefficients of 98.36% and 98.37%, respectively, for the overall reactor system. Thus, both of these models can be used efficiently for the prediction of behavior and to design the AnPBR reactors. © 2019, University of Tehran.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research(2019), 13(2): 223-233
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Keywords: Anaerobic
PVA gel
ISSN: 17356865
Author Scopus IDs: 57149849600
Author Affiliations: Pandey, S., Department of Civil Engineering, VSB Engineering College, Karur, Tamilnadu 639111, India
Sarkar, S., Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, Uttarakhand 247667, India
Corresponding Author: Pandey, S.; Department of Civil Engineering, VSB Engineering CollegeIndia; email:
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