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Tequila vinasses acidogenesis in a UASB reactor with Clostridium predominance
GUSTAVO DAVILA VAZQUEZ
ERIKA NAHOMY MARINO MARMOLEJO
ROBERTO EMMANUEL BOLAÑOS ROSALES
SILVIA MARIBEL CONTRERAS RAMOS
Acceso Abierto
Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas
DOI 10.1186/s40064-015-1193-2
Stillage, Volatile fatty acid, Biohydrogen, DGGE, Agave
Tequila vinasses represent an acidic, highly concentrated pollutant effluent generated during the distillation step of Tequila production. Although acidogenesis of Tequila vinasses has been reported for some reactor configurations, a characterization of the bacteria present during this metabolic process is lacking in the literature. Hydraulic retention times (HRT) between 36 and 6 h and organic loading rates (OLR) from 5 to 30 g COD L−1 d−1 were assessed in a UASB reactor fed with Tequila vinasses. Results showed that OLR excerted a stronger effect (p ≤ 0.0001) on parameters such as gas production rate, pH, and acidity than HRT. While it was clear that shorter HRT were related to higher volatile fatty acid production levels. Figures above 2 Lgas L−1 reactor d−1 (where “gas” could be a mixture of methane and hydrogen) were attained only with an OLR as high as 30 g COD L−1 d−1. Bacterial identification of a sludge sample at the end of the experiment revealed that acid-tolerant microorganisms that remained in the reactor were exclusively affiliated to the Clostridium genera, being the first report of organisms identification for Tequila vinasses acidogenesis. These findings are relevant to the field of biotechnology since acidogenesis of Tequila vinasses using identified and studied microorganism abilities (i.e. Clostridium strains) presents the opportunity of optimizing processes intended for different metabolites production (butanol, volatile fatty acids, hydrogen, solvents).
Springer Plus
2015
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INGENIERÍA Y TECNOLOGÍA
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