Energy and protein production from pulp mill wastes. Progress report, June 15, 1977--September 15, 1977 [electronic resource].
- Houghton, Mich. : Michigan Technological University, 1977. and Oak Ridge, Tenn. : Distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy.
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- Pages: 9 : digital, PDF file
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- Michigan Technological University and United States. Department of Energy. Office of Scientific and Technical Information
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- Experiments conducted during this past quarter demonstrated the decided difference both in amount and composition of the gas produced from the fermentation of ozonated versus unozonated yeast-plant SSL. Gas from ozonated SSL averaged over 80% methane content while unozonated effluent was mostly carbon dioxide. Gas production rates and retention time studies indicated that the fermentation was substrate-limited. Preliminary tests using supplemental carbon sources have verified this. The success of the ozonation process in producing fermentable substrates was clearly shown by the appreciable yeast growth in the ozonated SSL. Of particular significance was the maximum yield obtained at the short ozonation time of 10 minutes as compared to the 2-hour treatment. It is possible that shortening the ozonation time could also increase the amount of substrate available for methane production. This would be very important in transferring this process to a commercial basis and reducing the operating costs.
- Published through SciTech Connect., 09/15/1977., "coo-2983-5", and Patton, J.T.; Jurgensen, M.F.
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