Stimulation of anaerobic digestion of thickened sewage sludge by iron-rich sludge produced by the fenton method
In batch mesophilic anaerobic digestion of a mixture of iron-rich sludge collected from Fenton treatment of molasses wastewater (MWW) and thickened sewage sludge from a municipal wastewater treatment plant, the methane content in the gas from the mixture was significantly higher than that from thickened sewage sludge only. When minerals in iron-rich sludge obtained by incineration were fed to thickened sewage sludge in semi-continuous experiments, the methane content obtained by digestion of thickened sewage sludge only increased approximately from 53% to 64%. These results suggest that iron-rich sludge can enhance methane production for thickened sewage sludge.
Journal: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering - Volume 106, Issue 1, July 2008, Pages 107–110