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Author (up) Crutchik, D.; Frison, N.; Eusebi, A.L.; Fatone, F. pdf  doi
  Title Biorefinery of cellulosic primary sludge towards targeted Short Chain Fatty Acids, phosphorus and methane recovery Type
  Year 2018 Publication Water Research Abbreviated Journal Water Res.  
  Volume 136 Issue Pages 112-119  
  Keywords Cellulosic primary sludge; Acidogenic fermentation; Propionate; Resource recovery; Struvite  
  Abstract Cellulose from used toilet paper is a major untapped resource embedded in municipal wastewater which recovery and valorization to valuable products can be optimized. Cellulosic primary sludge (CPS) can be separated by upstream dynamic sieving and anaerobically digested to recover methane as much as 4.02 m(3)/capita.year. On the other hand, optimal acidogenic fermenting conditions of CPS allows the production of targeted short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) as much as 2.92 kg COD/capita . year. Here propionate content can be more than 30% and can optimize the enhanced biological phosphorus removal (EBPR) processes or the higher valuable co-polymer of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). In this work, first a full set of batch assays were used at three different temperatures (37, 55 and 70 degrees C) and three different initial pH (8, 9 and 10) to identify the best conditions for optimizing both the total SCFAs and propionate content from CPS fermentation. Then, the optimal conditions were applied in long term to a Sequencing Batch Fermentation Reactor where the highest propionate production (100-120 mg COD/g TVSfed.d) was obtained at 37 degrees C and adjusting the feeding pH at 8. This was attributed to the higher hydrolysis efficiency of the cellulosic materials (up to 44%), which increased the selective growth of Propionibacterium acidopropionici in the fermentation broth up to 34%. At the same time, around 88% of the phosphorus released during the acidogenic fermentation was recovered as much as 0.15 kg of struvite per capita . year. Finally, the potential market value was preliminary estimated for the recovered materials that can triple over the conventional scenario of biogas recovery in existing municipal wastewater treatment plants. (C) 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.  
  Address [Crutchik, Dafne; Frison, Nicola] Univ Verona, Dept Biotechnol, Verona, Italy, Email:;  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 0043-1354 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000429397700012 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 844  
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