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A continuously fed, compartmentalized reactor that reverses its flow in a horizontal manner. This system is developed without the requirement of elaborate gas-solids-separator and feed-distribution systems. Effluent recycling is not required, but mixing is necessary to obtain a sufficient biomass/substrate contact. This process is known as the anaerobic migrating blanket reactor (AMBR). A key to the selection of a granular biomass in the AMBR process, and thus to the reactor performance, is the migration of the blanket through the reactor. A higher rate of migration of flocculent biomass, compared with granular biomass, is responsible for the wash out of less settleable, flocculent biomass. In this way, the formed aggregates are retained in the reactor and grow in size.

Title
Anaerobic migrating blanket reactor
Application Number
8/850728
Publication Number
5885460
Application Date
May 2, 1997
Publication Date
March 23, 1999
Inventor
Largus T Angenent
Ames
IA, US
Richard R Dague deceased
late of Ames
IA, US
Agent
Henderson & Sturm
Assignee
Iowa State University Research Foundation
IA, US
IPC
C02F 3/28
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