Anaerobic biotransformation of four 3-carbon compounds (acrolein, acrylic acid, allyl alcohol and n-propanol) in UASB reactors

G. N. Demirer, R. E. Speece

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Abstract

Anaerobic biotransformation of the 3-carbon compounds, namely acrolein, acrylic acid, allyl alcohol, and n-propanol was studied in upflow anaerobic sludge blanket reactors containing granular cultures. The toxic effects of acrolein, acrylic acid, and allyl alcohol on an acetate-enriched Methanosarcina culture were determined. Moreover, process staging, effect of operational parameters such as influent concentration, F/M ratio and loading rate were also considered. The details of the results obtained of the studies are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)747-759
Number of pages13
JournalWater Research
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 3-carbon compounds
  • Acrolein
  • Acrylic acid
  • Allyl alcohol
  • Anaerobic biotransformation
  • Process staging
  • UASB
  • n-Propanol

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