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Nitrate Removal in Anaerobic digestion
Posted: Thursday, January 28, 2010 3:35 PM
Joined: 1/28/2010
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Typically, my experience is that wastewater solids sent to anaerobic digesters contain relatively little nitrates . I'm looking for information on what type of nitrate removal rate could be expected from anaerobic digestion if an industrial waste with a high nitrate concentration were introduced into the digesters from an outside industrial source.


Posted: Monday, February 1, 2010 12:35 PM

I would expect the nitrate to be broken down and the nitrogen released. One concern might be an increase in nitrogen in the digester gas. Being that you don't mention a carbon source in the waste I wonder what the benefit would be to send this waste to the anaerobic digester.