하수슬러지의 생물전기화학 혐기성소화에 대한 인가전압의 영향

Influence of Applied Voltage for Bioelectrochemical Anaerobic Digestion of Sewage Sludge

  • 투고 : 2015.09.22
  • 심사 : 2015.09.28
  • 발행 : 2015.09.30


하수 슬러지의 생물전기화학 혐기성소화에 대한 인가전압의 영향을 0.2-0.4 V에서 수행하였다. 인가전압 0.3 V에서 pH와 VFAs는 7.32, 760 mg COD/L로 매우 안정한 값을 유지하였다. 이때 비메탄생성량은 $1.32L\;CH_4/L.d$이었으며, 바이오가스의 메탄함량은 73.8%로서 생물전기화학 혐기성소화조에 0.3 V의 낮은 전압을 인가하여도 혐기성 소화의 성능을 크게 향상 시킬 수 있었다. 0.4 V를 인가하였을 때, VFAs 성상의 포름산과 프로피온산 비율이 증가하였으며, 비메탄 생성량과 바이오 가스의 메탄함량은 각각 $1.24L\;CH_4/L.d$ 및 72.4%로 약간 감소하였다. 인가전압 0.2 V에서 pH는 6.3으로 감소하였으며, VFAs 농도는 5,684 mg COD/L로 크게 증가하였다. 또한, VFAs 구성성분 중에서 프로피온산과 뷰티르산의 비율이 급격히 증가하였고 비메탄생성량과 메탄함량이 크게 감소하였다. 인가전압 0.2 V에서 생물전기화학 혐기성 소화조의 성능 저하는 이산화탄소의 환원반응에 대한 열역학적인 전위구동력의 부족에 기인하였다.




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