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dc.contributor.authorKaratt Vellatt, Vijeshen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:35:26Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:35:26Z
dc.date.issued2007-04-30en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05032007-150339en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/42439
dc.description.abstractAnaerobic bioreactor landfills are the landfills with an increased moisture content inorder to achieve a better biodegradation. Many Bioreactor landfills accept outside liquid wastes to achieve a higher moisture content . But the effect of these wastes on the degradation of landfill components is not known. In this study, the effect of sugar waste, surfactant waste and paint waste on the degradation of landfill components was investigated. Sugar waste, surfactant waste and paint wastes in different concentrations were added to the combination of paper, cardboard, office paper and plastic with a total moisture content of 70%. The samples were incubated, sampled and analytical parameters analyzed. Sugar waste having a COD of 250,000 mg/L in a concentration of even 5% of the total weight was found inhibitive due to a drop in pH and accumulation of volatile fatty acids. Reactors with surfactant concentrations ranging from 50 mg/L to 500 mg/L showed that a higher concentration of 500 mg/L or above may be inhibitive in nature and the inhibition increases with increase in the concentration of surfactant. However, paint waste with a concentration of even 7.5% highly inhibited the degradation in the reactors. This could possibly be because of some toxicity.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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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.subjectcelluloseen_US
dc.subjectSugaren_US
dc.subjectligninen_US
dc.subjectsurfactanten_US
dc.subjectpainten_US
dc.subjectdegradationen_US
dc.subjectlandfillen_US
dc.subjectanaerobicen_US
dc.titleEffect of sugar waste, surfactant waste and paint waste on the degradation of anaerobic bioreactor landfill componentsen_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.committeememberGoldsmith, C. Douglas Jr.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRandall, Clifford W.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05032007-150339/en_US
dc.date.sdate2007-05-03en_US
dc.date.rdate2007-06-25
dc.date.adate2007-06-25en_US


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