The effect of the sulfide concentration on the location of the metal precipitates within sulfate-reducing inversed fluidized bed (IFB) reactors was evaluated. Two mesophilic IFB reactors were operated for over 100 days at the same operational conditions, but with different chemical oxygen demand (COD) to SO4 2− ratio (5 and 1, respectively). After a start up phase, 10 mg/L of Cu, Pb, Cd and Zn each were added to the influent. The sulfide concentration in one IFB reactor reached 648 mg/L, while it reached only 59 mg/L in the other one. In the high sulfide IFB reactor, the precipitated metals were mainly located in the bulk liquid (as fines), whereas in the low sulfide IFB reactor the metal preciptiates were mainly present in the biofilm. The latter can be explained by local supersaturation due to sulfide production in the biofilm. This paper demonstrates that the sulfide concentration needs to be controlled in sulfate reducing IFB reactors to steer the location of the metal precipitates for recovery.

Effect of sulfide concentration on the location of the metal precipitates in inversed fluidized bed reactors / Villa Gomez, D; Ababneh, H.; Papirio, Stefano; Rousseau, D. P. L.; Lens, P. N. L.. - In: JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. - ISSN 0304-3894. - 192:1(2011), pp. 200-207. [10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.05.002]

Effect of sulfide concentration on the location of the metal precipitates in inversed fluidized bed reactors

PAPIRIO, Stefano;
2011

Abstract

The effect of the sulfide concentration on the location of the metal precipitates within sulfate-reducing inversed fluidized bed (IFB) reactors was evaluated. Two mesophilic IFB reactors were operated for over 100 days at the same operational conditions, but with different chemical oxygen demand (COD) to SO4 2− ratio (5 and 1, respectively). After a start up phase, 10 mg/L of Cu, Pb, Cd and Zn each were added to the influent. The sulfide concentration in one IFB reactor reached 648 mg/L, while it reached only 59 mg/L in the other one. In the high sulfide IFB reactor, the precipitated metals were mainly located in the bulk liquid (as fines), whereas in the low sulfide IFB reactor the metal preciptiates were mainly present in the biofilm. The latter can be explained by local supersaturation due to sulfide production in the biofilm. This paper demonstrates that the sulfide concentration needs to be controlled in sulfate reducing IFB reactors to steer the location of the metal precipitates for recovery.
2011
Effect of sulfide concentration on the location of the metal precipitates in inversed fluidized bed reactors / Villa Gomez, D; Ababneh, H.; Papirio, Stefano; Rousseau, D. P. L.; Lens, P. N. L.. - In: JOURNAL OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS. - ISSN 0304-3894. - 192:1(2011), pp. 200-207. [10.1016/j.jhazmat.2011.05.002]
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