Enhanced Phosphate Release from Anaerobically Digested Sludge Through Sulfate Reduction

Enhanced Phosphate Release from Anaerobically Digested Sludge Through Sulfate Reduction This study was conducted to demonstrate enhanced phosphate release in mesophilic anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge in relation to sulfate reduction. Sulfate was added as sulfuric acid to influent sewage sludge at the three levels, 0, 461 and 922 mg-S/L (0, 14.4 and 28.8 mmol/L, respectively). The sewage sludge used was one without artificial modification for 70 days, and then chemically pre-precipitated one artificially prepared by adding 4 g/L (17.9 mmol/L) of FePO ·4H O for 77 4 2 days (influent total phosphorus of 302 and 855 mg/L, respectively). The anaerobic digesters were operated at 35 °C and 20 days hydraulic retention time. The phosphate concentration in digested sludge at the final stage reached 7.3, 89 and 112 mg/L for the sewage sludge without artificial modification, and 114, 258 and 461 mg/L for the chemically pre-precipitated sewage sludge, at the three levels of sulfate addition respectively. The phosphate concentration was almost proportional to the sulfate concentration added, indicating that the introduction of sulfate to anaerobic digestion can enhance phosphate release. The enhanced phosphate release was attributable to sulfate reduction to sulfide and subsequent release of phosphate from ferric or ferrous phosphate. In addition to the above mechanism involving sulfate reduction, phosphate release was estimated to occur from http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Waste and Biomass Valorization Springer Journals

Enhanced Phosphate Release from Anaerobically Digested Sludge Through Sulfate Reduction

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Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 by Springer Science+Business Media B.V., part of Springer Nature
Subject
Engineering; Engineering, general; Environment, general; Renewable and Green Energy; Industrial Pollution Prevention; Waste Management/Waste Technology; Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology
ISSN
1877-2641
eISSN
1877-265X
D.O.I.
10.1007/s12649-018-0349-z
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Abstract

This study was conducted to demonstrate enhanced phosphate release in mesophilic anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge in relation to sulfate reduction. Sulfate was added as sulfuric acid to influent sewage sludge at the three levels, 0, 461 and 922 mg-S/L (0, 14.4 and 28.8 mmol/L, respectively). The sewage sludge used was one without artificial modification for 70 days, and then chemically pre-precipitated one artificially prepared by adding 4 g/L (17.9 mmol/L) of FePO ·4H O for 77 4 2 days (influent total phosphorus of 302 and 855 mg/L, respectively). The anaerobic digesters were operated at 35 °C and 20 days hydraulic retention time. The phosphate concentration in digested sludge at the final stage reached 7.3, 89 and 112 mg/L for the sewage sludge without artificial modification, and 114, 258 and 461 mg/L for the chemically pre-precipitated sewage sludge, at the three levels of sulfate addition respectively. The phosphate concentration was almost proportional to the sulfate concentration added, indicating that the introduction of sulfate to anaerobic digestion can enhance phosphate release. The enhanced phosphate release was attributable to sulfate reduction to sulfide and subsequent release of phosphate from ferric or ferrous phosphate. In addition to the above mechanism involving sulfate reduction, phosphate release was estimated to occur from

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Waste and Biomass ValorizationSpringer Journals

Published: May 29, 2018

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