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        Abstract - Issue Nov 2015, 36 (6)                                                                                                             Back

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Performance evaluation of vinasse treatment plant integrated with physico-chemical methods


Sanjay Kumar Ojha1, Snehasish Mishra1*, Satish Kumar1, Shakti Shankar Mohanty2, Biplab Sarkar3, Monika Singh4

and Gautam Roy Chaudhury5


1School of Biotechnology, KIIT University, Campus-11, Bhubaneswar, 751 024, India

2CG Brewery (Nepal) Pvt. Ltd., Chaudhary Udyog, Dumkauli, 33004, Nawalparashi, Nepal

3National Institute of Abiotic Stress Management, Baramati, 413 115, Pune, India

4Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Applied Medicines and Research, Delhi-Meerut Road, Ghaziabad-201 206, India

5Institute of Minerals and Materials Technology, Bhubaneswar-751 013, India

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Publication Data

Paper received:

21 April 2014


Revised received:

25 September 2014


Re-revised received:

15 November 2014



11 February 2015



With an objective to assess environmental management criteria of a vinasse treatment plant (VTP) and to evaluate the critical environmental parameters, a study was undertaken in a multi-product (packaged apple juice, distillery, brewery, packaged drinking water) brewery-cum-distillery unit. The facility with a volumetric loading rate of 11-15 kg COD, 3.6-4.5 h hydraulic retention time and 20 g l-1 VSS had a scientifically managed technically sound effluent treatment system. While the water quality parameters were found within the acceptable limits, there was 99.07% reduction in BOD5 from 43140.0 to 398.0 mg l-1 and 98.61% reduction in COD from 98003.0 to 1357.0 mg l-1. There was appreciable improvement in mixed liquor suspended solids (MLSS), mixed liquor volatile suspended solids (MLVSS) and sludge volume index (SVI). A striking feature was the integrated aerobic-anaerobic highly efficient Up-flow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) treatment for biodegradation and energy production that reduced energy and space needs, producing utilisable end-products and net savings on the operational cost. The end-point waste management included terminal products such as fertile sludge, cattle feed supplement, recyclable water and biogas. Vast lagoons with combined aerobic-anaerobic approaches, biogasification unit, sludge recovery, remediated irrigable water were the notable attributes.   



 Key words

Anaerobic digestion, Biological treatment, Vinasse treatment plant, Waste management 



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