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Activity, life time and effect of hydrolytic enzymes for enhanced biogas production from sludge anaerobic digestion
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, The Institute of Technology. Karshult Municipal Wastewater Treatment, Sweden.
Kemira Oyj, Finland.
Tekniska Verken Linkoping AB, SE-58278 Linkoping, Sweden; Swedish Meteorol and Hydrol Institute, Sweden.
Linköping University, Department of Physics, Chemistry and Biology, Chemistry. Linköping University, Faculty of Science & Engineering.
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2016 (English)In: Water Research, ISSN 0043-1354, E-ISSN 1879-2448, Vol. 103, 462-471 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

As an alternative to energy intensive physical methods, enzymatic treatment of sludge produced at wastewater treatment plants for increased hydrolysis and biogas production was investigated. Several hydrolytic enzymes were assessed with a focus on how enzyme activity and life time was influenced by sludge environments. It could be concluded that the activity life time of added enzymes was limited (amp;lt;24 h) in both waste activated sludge and anaerobic digester sludge environments and that this was, for the majority of enzymes, due to endogenous protease activity. In biogas in situ experiments, subtilisin at a 1% mixture on basis of volatile solids, was the only enzyme providing a significantly increased biomethane production of 37%. However, even at this high concentration, subtilisin could not hydrolyze all available substrate within the life time of the enzyme. Thus, for large scale implementation, enzymes better suited to the sludge environments are needed. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD , 2016. Vol. 103, 462-471 p.
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Wastewater treatment plant; Biogas; Enzyme; Protease; Subtilisin
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Water Treatment
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-132048DOI: 10.1016/j.watres.2016.07.064ISI: 000383292100050PubMedID: 27498254OAI: diva2:1038470

Funding Agencies|Swedish Energy Agency [P33609-1]

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