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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(11): 1445-1451
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.172


Tracer Study of Anaerobic Fixed Film Reactor used for Treatment of Dairy Effluent
Vivek Koshta1, Anil R. Chaudhari1* and J.B. Upadhyay2
1Department of Dairy Engineering, MIDFT, Mehsana, Gujarat, India
2Department of Dairy Engineering, S.M.C. College of Dairy Science,Anand Agricultural University, Anand, Gujarat, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Most of the anaerobic reactors employed for effluent treatment encounter the problem of short-circuiting of path and formation of dead spaces inside the reactor over a long period of time which results into a decline in performance of the reactor. The tracer study identifies any short-circuiting in the path of feed to the outlet and also determines dead spaces, present if any. Thus, it acts as a tool to have an insight of the reactor while they are also being operational, regardless of dismantling it. In present study, a tracer experiment was conducted in two laboratory scale reactors that were operated for treatment of dairy effluent and inferences were drawn for the hydrodynamic characteristics such as residence time distribution curve, mean residence time, dispersion index, volumetric efficiency, short-circuiting, and clogging inside the reactor.


Keywords: Tracer study, Hydrodynamic characteristics, Morril Dispersion Index, Fixed film reactor, Dairy effluent.
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Vivek Koshta, Anil R. Chaudhari and Upadhyay, J.B. 2017. Tracer Study of Anaerobic Fixed Film Reactor used for Treatment of Dairy Effluent.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 1445-1451. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.611.172