Water Research, Nov 15, 2015, Vol.85, p.404(9)
To link to full-text access for this article, visit this link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.watres.2015.08.057 Byline: Hong-Yu Ren, Bing-Feng Liu, Fanying Kong, Lei Zhao, Nanqi Ren Abstract: Anaerobic sludge (AS) and microalgae were co-cultured to enhance the energy conversion and nutrients removal from starch wastewater. Mixed ratio, starch concentration and initial pH played critical roles on the hydrogen and lipid production of the co-culture system. The maximum hydrogen production of 1508.3 mL L.sup.-1 and total lipid concentration of 0.36 g L.sup.-1 were obtained under the optimized mixed ratio (algae:AS) of 30:1, starch concentration of 6 g L.sup.-1 and initial pH of 8. The main soluble metabolites in dark fermentation were acetate and butyrate, most of which can be consumed in co-cultivation. When sweet potato starch wastewater was used as the substrate, the highest COD, TN and TP removal and energy conversion efficiencies reached 80.5%, 88.7%, 80.1% and 34.2%, which were 176%, 178%, 200% and 119% higher than that of the control group (dark fermentation), respectively. This research provided a novel approach and achieved efficient simultaneous energy recovery and nutrients removal from starch wastewater by the co-culture system. Author Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and Environment, School of Municipal and Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150090, China Article History: Received 2 April 2015; Revised 12 August 2015; Accepted 30 August 2015
Sludge ; Esters ; Wastewater ; Hydrogen
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