Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Anaerobic treatment

Biogas production from paper and pulp mill wastewater using Helical baffled bio-film reactor by methanogens

JyotiAtul Dhanke

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 2, Pages 3324-3334

In thisstudy,paper and pulp millwastewater (Chemical oxygen demand, COD is 2055 ± 5 mg/L)
collected from secondary clarifier istreated by Anaerobic helical baffle biofilm sequential batch reactor
(AnHBBSBR). To improve the performance of the reactor Carbon fiber (CF) is used.The helical shape
baffle in the reactor provides the microorganisms to utilize organics available in the entire capacity of the
reactor and enhance biogas production with COD removal. Reactor was operated in a continuous mode
for anaerobic biodegradation of wastewater effluent for 140 days. Results show that COD is reduced from
2055 ± 5mg/l to 232 ± 5mg/lwith the efficiency of 86 ± 2.0 % and the highest methane production
(564ml-CH4/g) by the effect of selected methanogens in AnHBBSBR compared to a normal AnSBR
methane yield (264 ml-CH4/g). Thermogravimetric analysis showed better combustion value and
absolute oxidation of anaerobic treated sludge at 500 °C, with 10.14 MJ kg-1 heating value.