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Treatment of Soft Drink Syrup and Bottling Wastewater Using Anaerobic Upflow Packed Bed Reactors

In recent years, investigations into the performance of hi-rate anaerobic stabilization, as applied to industrial wastewater, has led to the development of a number of process regimes and has increased the general understanding of the treatment mechanisms involved. Anaerobic treatment has displayed the ability to degrade many industrial wastes readily and at substantial loading rates. In particular, the process seems to be applicable to the soluble organic waste components originating in the food processing industry. The process through effective, does not produce an effluent of sufficient quality for surface discharge. However, as an industrial pretreatment device for direct discharge to sewer, the process may show itself to be very effective and economically attractive as compared to aerobic treatment.