Tor Gunnar Jantsch

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In Norway the combined hydraulic capacity of all domestic wastewater treatment plants is relatively equally distributed between three major treatment plant types; mechanical, chemical, and combined chemical and biological. The Western coast from Lindesnes in the south to the Russian boarder in the North is dominated by mechanical treatment plants,(More)
New methods for spectrophotometric alkalinity measurement, dissolved hydrogen monitoring and for obtaining a fingerprint of the microbial community were evaluated as tools for process monitoring in anaerobic digestion. The anaerobic digestion process was operated at organic loading rates of 1.5, 3.0 and 4.5 g volatile solids l(-1)d(-1) and subjected to(More)
Anaerobic digestion is a suitable method for the treatment of wastewater and organic wastes, yielding biogas as a useful by-product. A common way of preventing instability problems and avoiding acidification in anaerobic digesters is to keep the organic load to the digester far below its maximum capacity. An improved way of operating digesters would be to(More)
Anaerobic biodegradation of fermented spent sulphite liquor, SSL, which is produced during the manufacture of sulphite pulp, was investigated. SSL contains a high concentration of lignin products in addition to hemicellulose and has a very high COD load (173 g COD l(-1)). Batch experiments with diluted SSL and pretreated SSL indicated a potential of 12-22 l(More)
Partial alkalinity, as a measure of bicarbonate concentration, and total alkalinity, as a measure of the concentration of bicarbonate and volatile fatty acids, are useful parameters for monitoring anaerobic digestion processes. This paper reports a new method based on pH-indicators and spectrophotometric measurements for the monitoring of partial and total(More)
The principal substance in Narthecium ossifragum (L.) Huds, responsible for the nephrotoxic effects on cattle, moose, goats and other ruminants has been isolated and identified by X-ray crystallography as 3-methoxy-2(5H)-furanone. The Fourier-transform infra-red, 1H and 13C nuclear magnetic resonance, and mass spectra are also given. The concentration in(More)
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