Anaerobic expanded granular sludge bed (EGSB) reactor for the removal of sulphide by autotrophic denitrification.
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Original versionDinamarca, C. (2014). Anaerobic expanded granular sludge bed (EGSB) reactor for the removal of sulphide by autotrophic denitrification. The International Journal of Energy and Environment, 5(1), 111-118.
The Removal efficiency, load and N/S molar ratio, of an EGSB reactor for autotrophic sulphide denitrification operated for 96 days, were studied. The reactor was operated at high inlet sulphide concentrations between 0.25 to 3.00 g HS--S/L equivalents to loads between 5 to 250 g HS--S/m3·h. Sulphide removals higher than 99 % were achieved. At a N/S molar ratio of 0.3 and 12 hours HRT the process was stable even during transition periods of influent sulphide concentration and pH (9.0-12.1). At N/S molar ratio of 1.3, granules lost some of their sedimentation properties and appeared to disintegrate. On average 94 ± 4 % of the equivalent inlet sulphur ended as elemental sulphur.