Worlds Best Compost

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Conclusions And Future Research

Chemicals are used in flavors, fragrances, preservatives, and other specialty products. Fermentation-derived lactic acid is now produced by industry as a commodity chemical and is used as an acidulant, disinfectant, green solvent, and precursor for polylactide-based biodegradable plastics. Anaerobic composting systems are used to treat food and municipal solid wastes because they produce less end product that must be used or land spread. Sulfite is also removed from coal-bearing flue gases in bioreactor systems comprising mixed sulfidogenic cultures.

Microbial Populations of Biofilters

Cation of waste air containing a limited number of pollutants is effectively achieved by a population restricted to a few microbial species and generally requires, to shorten the start-up operation time, inoculation of the biofilter with pure cultures or activated sludges previously adapted to each pollutant. This practice is particularly suited to the degradation of very recalcitrant or complex organic pollutants, such as halogenated and aromatic hydrocarbons, which often require cometabolism with more easily de-gradable substances to accelerate the process (34,35). On the other hand, gaseous emissions simultaneously polluted by several compounds, such as those coming from water works, compost plants, and so on, require as inoculum a more heterogeneous population possessing a wider variety of metabolic pathways, which is available in the microorganisms naturally present in activated sludges and compost. Microbial loads of about 105, 104, and 103 colony-forming units per gram of...

Screw and Belt Conveyor Bioreactors

Rotating Drum Bioreactor

Some of the large-scale koji production bioreactors can work in this mode. For example, the rotary disk bioreactor shown in Fig. 10.2 can be operated in a manner in which the rotating disk acts as a circular conveyor belt. As the disks slowly rotate, particles are transferred from the upper disk to the lower disk. The empty space on the upper disk is then filled with freshly inoculated particles. Each particle entering the upper disk spends the same time before being transferred to the lower disk. Each particle entering the lower disk then spends the same time before being harvested. Production rates as high as 4150 kg h-1 have been reported (Yo-kotsuka 1985 Chisti 1999). Tower-type CSSFBs used in certain composting processes operate in a similar manner, with a semi-continuous flow of substrate from one chamber to the next.

Microorganismsand Applications

Due to inherent difficulties in achieving the sterile conditions necessary for prolonged maintenance of pure cultures in field-scale bioreactors, most gas treatment bioreactors contain a mixed culture or consortium of microorganisms. These consortia may be derived from a number of different inocula, from common sources such as sewage-treatment facilities, biofilms from established bioreactors used for similar applications, or soils and waters from areas contaminated with the substrate of interest. In some instances, it is possible to enrich for the desired microbial consortium directly from the bioreactor bed medium, particularly when media components such as soil, compost, peat, or bark chips are used, because these materials naturally contain a mixture of microbes with wide-ranging physiological capacities. Regardless of the inoculum source, the bioreactor must be operated under conditions that select for and maintain, over the life of the bioreactor, microorganisms with the...

Different Types of Biofilters

Among the different types of biofilters described in the literature for a variety of applications (16), open biofilters, consisting of single beds of compost or porous soils, commonly 1-m deep, are used mainly for odor and VOC abatement. Because they are in direct contact with the open air, their performance is strongly influenced by weather conditions (rain, frost, temperature fluctuations, etc.). The simple design and low cost of these systems are counterbalanced by difficult monitoring and control, as well as by large space requirements.

Biological Systems

Compared with the other biological systems, biofilters have the widest application because they are easy to operate, simply structured, and imply low installation and operating maintenance costs. Also, the reliability of biofilter operation is higher than that of bioscrubbers, where the risk exists of washing away the active microorganisms. Moreover, the presence of a large amount of packing material with a buffering capacity diminishes the sensitivity of biofilters to different kinds of fluctuations (15). Because the major disadvantage is the difficult control of parameters such as pH, temperature, and nutrient supply, biofilters may be unsuitable for degrading halogenated compounds (as acid metabolites are produced) and treating gas streams containing high concentrations of VOCs, unless long residence times or large bed volumes are applied (3). Biotrickling filters and biofilters are currently utilized mainly in compost-production plants, sewage-treatment plants, and agriculture,...

Filter Material

Small particles of natural organic materials, such as compost, peat, soil, or mixtures of these materials with bark, leaves, wood chips, heather branches, humus earths, or brushwood (less than 10 mm in diameter), are widely used as packing media in biofilters because they provide a high specific surface area (from 300 to 1,000 m_1), favorable living conditions for the resident microbial population (ensured by high retention capacities of water and nutrients), and favorable immobilization for the microflora involved. In practice these packing materials have shown the common disadvantage of being strongly subject to aging Compared to soil, compost has the advantage of providing lower resistance to the gas flow and consequently contained pressure drop, which should not, in general, exceed 250 mm of water gauge (17). Peat is the material with highest water-retention capacity and constitutes the optimal substrate for the microorganisms nevertheless, as it implies a higher pressure drop, it...

Bioreactor Types

The great advantage of biofilters over the early soil beds is that they allow the choice of the nature and particle size of the bed media. This media must support a high density of attached microorganisms suited to the particular application, perhaps even providing some of the nutrients needed for their growth. The ability to adsorb the contaminant is an advantage because adsorption can provide some contaminant removal during the start-up period, before a large population of well-acclimated microorganisms has developed (sometimes called the bed-ripening period), and during any sudden slugs of concentrated contaminant in the influent gas. Also, although the interactions between such adsorption and biodegradation are complex and poorly understood, they are generally favorable to biofilter performance. Finally, the media must be mechanically strong and resistant to disintegration, compacting, and the resulting channeling of gas flow. Soil, compost, peat, and wood-chip mixtures are all...