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Title: Pretreatment of microbial sludges

Abstract

Methods are described for pretreating microbial sludges to break cells and disrupt organic matter. One method involves the use of sonication, and another method involves the use of shear forces. The pretreatment of sludge enhances bioconversion of the organic fraction. This allows for efficient dewatering of the sludge and reduces the cost for final disposal of the waste.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Lakewood, CO
  2. Louisville, CO
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Midwest Research Institute, Kansas City, MO (United States)
OSTI Identifier:
869699
Patent Number(s):
5380445
Assignee:
Midwest Research Institute (Kansas City, MO)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-83CH10093
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
pretreatment; microbial; sludges; methods; described; pretreating; break; cells; disrupt; organic; matter; method; involves; sonication; shear; forces; sludge; enhances; bioconversion; fraction; allows; efficient; dewatering; reduces; cost; final; disposal; waste; organic matter; shear forces; method involves; microbial sludges; final disposal; shear force; method involve; organic fraction; pretreating microbial; /210/

Citation Formats

Rivard, Christopher J, and Nagle, Nicholas J. Pretreatment of microbial sludges. United States: N. p., 1995. Web.
Rivard, Christopher J, & Nagle, Nicholas J. Pretreatment of microbial sludges. United States.
Rivard, Christopher J, and Nagle, Nicholas J. Sun . "Pretreatment of microbial sludges". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/869699.
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title = {Pretreatment of microbial sludges},
author = {Rivard, Christopher J and Nagle, Nicholas J},
abstractNote = {Methods are described for pretreating microbial sludges to break cells and disrupt organic matter. One method involves the use of sonication, and another method involves the use of shear forces. The pretreatment of sludge enhances bioconversion of the organic fraction. This allows for efficient dewatering of the sludge and reduces the cost for final disposal of the waste.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1995},
month = {1}
}

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