Journal article

Effect of recirculation rate on methane production and SEBAR system performance using active stage digester

Cheevanuch Tubtong, Sirintornthep Towprayoon, Michael Anthony Connor, Pawinee Chaiprasert, Annop Nopharatana

WASTE MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2010

Abstract

A project was undertaken to examine the feasibility of treating organic wastes from Thai fruit and vegetable markets using the sequential batch anaerobic digester (SEBAR) approach. A key feature of the SEBAR system is the regular interchanging, or recirculation, of portions of leachate between each freshly filled digester and a support digester to which it is coupled until it is ready to operate independently. Leachate transfer from this support digester to the fresh waste digester provides additional alkalinity to help counteract the effects of early high acid release rates; it also helps build a balanced microbial population in the fresh waste digester. To optimize the leachate recirculati..

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