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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Full Scale Conversion of Anaerobic Digesters to Heated Aerobic Digesters.
CORP Author Hamilton Waste Water Treatment Plant, Ohio.
Year Published 1972
Report Number WPRD-187-01-68; EPA-17070-DIW; R2-72-050;
Stock Number PB-211 448
Additional Subjects ( Digesters ; Aerobic processes) ; ( Sewage treatment ; Aerobic processes) ; Heating ; Paper industry ; Industrial wastes ; Odors ; Conversion ; Heat measurement ; Digestion(Decomposition) ; Sludge digestion ; Design criteria ; Ohio ; Hamilton(Ohio)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-211 448 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 62p
Full plant scale experiments were made to determine the effect of heated aerobic digesters on digestion of waste water treatment plant sludge. Existing heated, floating cover equipped, anaerobic digesters, which had failed under excessive paper mill waste discharge, were converted to this purpose by addition of blower supplied air. Excessive odor production as temperatures increased prevented conclusion of the total program or any single phase. No practical method for control of temperature resultant from bacterial energy exerted in volatile reduction could be devised. The experiment was beneficial in determining the extent of practical application, and in establishing that thermophilic digestion temperature ranges could have produced significant volatile reduction. Determinations made also afford a measure of energy (heat) generated by aerobic bacteria in destruction of waste.