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Effects of the Combined Utilization of Ultrasonic/Hydrogen Peroxide on Excess Sludge Destruction

by 1,2, 1,2, 1,2,*, 1,2,*, 1,2, 1,2, 1,2, 1,2, 1,2 and 3
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Shenzhen Engineering Laboratory of Microalgal Bioenergy, Harbin Institute of Technology (Shenzhen), Shenzhen 518055, China
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State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and Environment, School of Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150090, China
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Centre for Technology in Water and Wastewater Treatment, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, Ultimo, NSW 2220, Australia
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Water 2021, 13(3), 266; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13030266
Received: 12 December 2020 / Revised: 9 January 2021 / Accepted: 18 January 2021 / Published: 22 January 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Wastewater Treatment and Reuse)
Excess sludge reduction has been a research hotspot for a long time. Ultrasonic treatment of excess sludge was an efficient and green pretreatment method, and also can be combined with the addition of oxidants. To improve the effect of ultrasound treatment on sludge destruction, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) was added to examine the combined results in the current study. The effects of the ultrasound/hydrogen peroxide system on the release of sludge organic matter during the destruction process were studied. Single-factor experiments were carried out to determine the optimal operating conditions. With the initial pH of 11.0, H2O2 concentration of 0.5 mmol/L, initial sludge concentration of 17 g/L, and 15 min ultrasonic treatment, the maximum soluble chemical oxygen demand (ΔSCOD) in the sludge supernatant after destruction was achieved at 3662.78 ± 239.21 mg/L, with a disintegration degree of 28.61 ± 2.14%, sludge reduction rate of 19.47 ± 0.82%, and the change of mixture sludge concentration (ΔMLSS) of 3.31 ± 0.06 g/L. Meanwhile, the release of nitrogen and phosphorus were greatly improved. Under the optimal conditions, the release of total nitrogen (TN), ammonia nitrogen (NH3-N) and total phosphorus (TP) were 282.30 ± 24.06 mg/L, 25.68 ± 2.09 mg/L, and 105.69 ± 7.84 mg/L, respectively. The current work had provided solid evidence showing the addition of hydrogen peroxide can effectively strengthen the treatment effects of ultrasound on sludge destruction. View Full-Text
Keywords: sludge destruction; sludge reduction; ultrasound; hydrogen peroxide; lysis sludge destruction; sludge reduction; ultrasound; hydrogen peroxide; lysis
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Yuan, D.; Zhou, X.; Jin, W.; Han, W.; Chi, H.; Ding, W.; Huang, Y.; He, Z.; Gao, S.; Wang, Q. Effects of the Combined Utilization of Ultrasonic/Hydrogen Peroxide on Excess Sludge Destruction. Water 2021, 13, 266. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13030266

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Yuan D, Zhou X, Jin W, Han W, Chi H, Ding W, Huang Y, He Z, Gao S, Wang Q. Effects of the Combined Utilization of Ultrasonic/Hydrogen Peroxide on Excess Sludge Destruction. Water. 2021; 13(3):266. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13030266

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Yuan, Dehao, Xu Zhou, Wenbiao Jin, Wei Han, Huizhong Chi, Wanqing Ding, Yan Huang, Zhongqi He, Shuhong Gao, and Qilin Wang. 2021. "Effects of the Combined Utilization of Ultrasonic/Hydrogen Peroxide on Excess Sludge Destruction" Water 13, no. 3: 266. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13030266

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