The effect of anaerobic pre-treatment on the inert soluble cod of fermentation industry effluents

Yilmaz G., Ozturk I.

WATER SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.32, no.12, pp.35-42, 1995 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 1995
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/0273-1223(96)00136-9
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, PASCAL, Agricultural & Environmental Science Database, Analytical Abstracts, Aqualine, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, Biotechnology Research Abstracts, CAB Abstracts, Chimica, Compendex, EMBASE, Environment Index, Geobase, MEDLINE, Pollution Abstracts, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.35-42
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: No


The objective of this study is to determine the inert soluble COD of wastewaters from the fermentation industry. In this context a series of experiments were performed for various effluents from baker's yeast industry including raw process wastewater, anaerobic pre-treatment plant effluents, domestic and washing waters mixture. The inert COD ratio (S-1/S-0) for the raw effluents from baker's yeast industry was determined as 0.1. This ratio was in the range of 0.20 to 0.30 for the anaerobically pre-treated effluents. The S-1/S-0 ratios for the wastewater simulating the effluent of the existing full-scale aerobic treatment plant have varied from 0.18 to 0.48. Such a large variation has been originated from the operating conditions of the existing full-scale anaerobic treatment plants. The higher volumetric loading rates and shorter sludge retention times correspond the lower S-1/S-0 ratios for the full-scale anaerobic treatment systems in general. Copyright (C) 1996. Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.