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dc.contributor.authorManchala, Karthik Reddyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:33:07Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:33:07Z
dc.date.issued2008-03-18en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04032008-000444en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/31618
dc.description.abstractThe effect of high organic liquid wastes on the overall performance of anaerobic bioreactor landfills is not known. In this study three different liquid wastes were added to mix of office paper, newspaper, cardboard and plastic in 3 different concentrations under anaerobic conditions to determine their effect on degradation of organics. The addition of buffer chemicals was found to improve degradation compared to data from an earlier study done without the addition of initial buffering. Paint waste with a COD 237,500 mg/L added at a concentration of 10% did not show any negative effect on the overall performance. The distillation waste with a COD of 812,500 mg/L added at 5% and higher concentration resulted in accumulation of volatile fatty acids and strong inhibition. The surfactant waste added at concentrations up to 1500 mg/L showed some inhibition but the overall performance was good. The surfactant waste also appeared to improve lignin degradation.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartcover_page_905163703.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartAbstract_905163703.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartMain_thesis_April_29_905163703.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartIndex_905163703.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectsurfactanten_US
dc.subjectdistillationen_US
dc.subjectlandfillen_US
dc.subjectanaerobicen_US
dc.subjectligninen_US
dc.subjectcelluloseen_US
dc.subjectdegradationen_US
dc.subjectpainten_US
dc.titleEffect of liquid waste addition on the overall performance of anaerobic bioreactor landfill.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEnvironmental Engineeringen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnvironmental Planningen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairNovak, John T.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRandall, Clifford W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGoldsmith, C. Douglas Jr.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04032008-000444/en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-04-03en_US
dc.date.rdate2012-10-17
dc.date.adate2008-04-30en_US


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