Muñoz_Gisselly_Anania.pdf (5.6 MB)
Download file

Biodegradation of Diesel Contaminated Wastewater Using a Three-Phase Fluidized Bed Reactor

Download (5.6 MB)
thesis
posted on 24.05.2021, 16:57 by Gisselly Anania Muñoz
The use of petroleum-derived products has given rise to environmental concerns regarding hydrocarbon pollution. Therefore, the development of innovative techologies for the clean-up of contaminated sites is a challenge. This thesis is an investigation of a three-phase fluidized bed biofilm reactor, as an effective technology for biological treatment of diesel-contaminated wastewater. The three-phase fluidized bed utilized in this research consists of support media (diameter of 600 um) with biofilm, and gas phase (air at 1.0 cm/s) in up flowing liquid (feedwater at 0.02 cm/s). The reactor influent is synthetic wastewater varying in COD concentrations in the range of 550-1300 mg/l and diesel concentrations between 70 and 200 mg/L. The results indicate that diesel fuel can be removed in the reactor with efficiencies up to 100% at a hydraulic detention time of 4 hours. Good quality effluent means a good reactor performance, where 55% of the diesel fuel was removed due to biological process.

History

Language

eng

Degree

Master of Applied Science

Program

Chemical Engineering

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

Thesis

Thesis Advisor

Alvarez Cuenca