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Identification of Biogas Production by Bio Methane Potential (BMP) Test During the Anaerobic Digestion Process of Organic Wastewater from Polyester Manufacturing Processes

  • Shin, Choon-Hwan (Department of Energy & Environmental Engineering, Dongseo University) ;
  • Bae, Jun-Seok (Division of Earth Science and Resource Engineering, CSIRO)
  • Received : 2018.11.08
  • Accepted : 2019.02.22
  • Published : 2019.02.28

Abstract

Organic wastewater generated from polyester manufacturing processes was selected from H company to investigate the feasibility of anaerobic digestion that produces gases including methane. Bio Methane Potential (BMP) tests were conducted to measure the gas production and methane concentration for 7 process wastewater and 2 kinds of sludges from the H company. Also, along with monitoring pH and alkalinity during the anaerobic digestion process, the concentrations of COD and 1,4-dioxane were measured with 4 different operating conditions for N Emulsion (NE) and Ethylene Glycol (EG) wastewater. The BMP tests showed that 65% of methane was produced from NE and EG wastewater. This suggests that the organic wastewater from H company can be effectively treated by an anaerobic digester by which more than 90% of COD was removed.

Keywords

Anaerobic digestion;Biogas;Organic wastewater;BMP

Acknowledgement

Supported by : Dongseo University

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