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Main Title Improved Microbial, Volatile Solids, and COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand) Reductions in an Autoheated Aerobic Digester.
Author Bostian, H. E. ; Venosa, A. D. ; Martin, J. H. ;
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Water Engineering Research Lab. ;Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/D-88/053;
Stock Number PB88-185632
Additional Subjects Aerobic processes ; Digestion(Decomposition) ; Microorganisms ; Cold fronts ; Aeration ; Heat transfer ; Viruses ; Oxygen ; Dissolved gases ; Mass transfer ; Vaporizing ; Solid waste disposal ; Reduction ; Indicator species ; Climate ; Chemical oxygen demand
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-185632 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 26p
The report is a summary of some of the work performed by Cornell University in which modifications to an aerobic digester permitted the digester to comply with PSRP requirements in cold climates. The modifications included addition of an insulated cover to prevent escape of the heat of oxidation to the atmosphere and installation of better aeration equipment to improve oxygen mass transfer from the air. When this modified digester was operated in parallel with a conventional digester, reductions in indicators and viruses were significantly greater than in the conventional digester.