Biomass behaviour and COD removal in a benchscale activated sludge reactor have been studied alternating anaerobic and aerobic conditions. Particular attention has been paid to the influence of the ratio of the initial substrate concentration (S-0) to the initial biomass concentration (X(0)) on the reactor performance. Tests at very low ratios (S-0/X(0)<2) demonstrate the existence of a threshold below which the reactor performance is seriously affected (S-0/X(0)=0.5). Under conditions of total suppression of cell duplication, substrate maintenance requirements have also been calculated for the microbial consortium present in the activated sludges. The results obtained show that stressed biomass can survive conditions of substrate lack better than unstressed biomass.
|Autori interni:||NICOLELLA, CRISTIANO|
|Autori:||Ghigliazza R; Lodi A; Converti A; Nicolella C; Rovatti M|
|Titolo:||Influence of the ratio of the initial substrate concentration to biomass concentration on the performance of a sequencing batch reactor|
|Anno del prodotto:||1996|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1007/BF00369430|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|