Multiple compartment anaerobic bioreactors for the generation of energy: exploring energy-positive wastewater treatment
Wastewater contains resources such as energy, clean water, and nutrients. Under the current wastewater treatment paradigm (i.e., activated sludge), resources are consumed rather than recovered. Anaerobic bioreactors are a potentially viable alternative to traditional aerobic wastewater treatment for several reasons, to include their ability to generate methane-rich biogas while simultaneously reducing volumes of waste sludge and decreasing waste disposal burden. Multiple-compartment anaerobic bioreactors, such as the anaerobic baffled reactor (ABR), are particularly attractive due to the reactor’s ...
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