Effect of organic loading rate on the performance of two-stage anaerobic digestion of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW)

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Two-stage anaerobic digestion of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) was carried out: hydrolysis and acidogenesis in a continuous anaerobic hydrolytic leach bed (AHLB) reactor loaded at different rates (Bv = 3.8–7 gVSSL−1d−1) and methanogenesis of leachates, diluted with municipal wastewater in an upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactor at organic loading rates of 6.6–13 gCODLr−1d−1. In the AHLB reactor, 51–76% and 58–71% volatile solids and chemical oxygen demand (COD) removal efficiencies were obtained. During the hydrolysis and acidogenesis phases, the effluents were at pH 4.93, the leachate had a volatile fatty acids concentration of 35 g/L and the biogas was composed only of CO2. The average methane production in the UASB in the load of 4.4 gVS L−1 d−1 in the AHLB was 3.32 LCH4Lr−1d−1 (yCH4 = 80%), with COD removal efficiency of 95% and methane yield 279 LCH4KgVS−1OFMSW degraded.

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