Treatment of distillery vinasse in a high rate anaerobic reactor using low density polyethylene supports.

  title={Treatment of distillery vinasse in a high rate anaerobic reactor using low density polyethylene supports.},
  author={Joseph V. Thanikal and Michel Torrijos and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric Habouzit and Ren{\'e} Moletta},
  journal={Water science and technology : a journal of the International Association on Water Pollution Research},
  volume={56 2},
An anaerobic fixed bed reactor, filled with small floating supports of polyethylene material (Bioflow 30) as inert media, was operated for 6 months to treat vinasse (wine residue after distillation). Bioflow 30 has a density of 0.93 and a specific area of 320 m2/m3. The experimental results showed that the efficiency of the reactor in removal of soluble COD was very good with a maximum organic loading rate of more than 30 g of COD/L x d and a COD removal efficiency of more than 80%. Bioflow 30… CONTINUE READING


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