Effect of Carrier Materials in Inverse Anaerobic Fluidized Bed Reactor for Treating High Strength Organic Waste WaterD Thaiyalnayaki and R Sowmeyan*
Periyar Maniammai University, Vallam Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India
- *Corresponding Author:
- Dr. R Sowmeyan
Periyar Maniammai University
Vallam Thanjavur, Tamilnadu, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received November 21, 2011; Accepted March 20, 2012; Published March 23, 2012
Citation: Thaiyalnayaki D, Sowmeyan R (2012) Effect of Carrier Materials in Inverse Anaerobic Fluidized Bed Reactor for Treating High Strength Organic Waste Water. J Environment Analytic Toxicol 2:134. doi: 10.4172/2161-0525.1000134
Copyright: © 2012 Thaiyalnayaki D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This article explains that thermo cool, plastic beads, cork, teak wood and perlite were tried as carrier materials in the lab-scale reactor towards treating high strength organic wastewater by using inverse anaerobic fluidized bed reactor (IAFBR). Organic wastewater of great strength (molasses) is pronounced for its high chemical oxygen demand (COD) of 45,000 to 75,000 mg/l and low pH values of 4.3 to 5.3. The results of this study highlighted the selection, physical properties and performance of carrier materials on biomass retention. This study has also clearly indicated that perlite proves to be a suitable carrier material for high biomass retention and improvement of the reactor performances in a short time of operation.