Typical chemical composition of sludge was given below:
Total Dry Solids (TS), %2-8Volatile Solids (% of TS)60-80Protein (% of TS)20-30Nitrogen (% of TS)1,5-4Phosphorus (% of TS)0,8-2,8Potash (% of TS)0-1Cellulose (% of TS)8-15Iron2-4Silica (% of TS)15-20pH5-8Alkalinity (mgCaCO
/L)500-1500Organic Acids (mg Hac/L)200-2000Energy Content Btu/lb10000-12500 Table 1. Typical chemical composition of sludge
*The municipal sludge, which was used biomass for experiment, was taken fromPaşaköy WWTP.
AİM of The STUDY
Firstly, Respirometric test was done with only peptone to determine response of the biomass.Secondly, Respirometric test was done with peptone and K-Acid mixture to observe therespirometry under inhibitory conditions.
Materials and Reagents
Lab-scale activated sludge reactor: 4 Liter reactor was chosen and set up for acclimation of the biomass.
Peptone mixture (OECD) solution: (15000 mg COD/L) Some compounds were used to prepare OECD solution. To prepare 2 L OECD solution, which compounds were usedand how much concentrate of these compounds were consumed ,were given below:
Compound Concentration (g/2L)