Startup of an anaerobic fluidized bed reactor for landfill leachate treatment.

Anaerobic treatment of the young landfill leachate in a pilot-scale fluidized bed reactor was performed to observe the effects of startup on COD removal, biogas production and biomass attachment. During the experiments, the organic loading rate (OLR) was increased gradually from 2.5 to 27 g COD l(-1) day(-1) with varying the feed rate and the hydraulic… CONTINUE READING