Optimal conditions for improving enzyme preteatment efficiency in sludge reduction process

Jung Rea Kim, Sang Jun Sim

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In this study, we introduced enzymatic pretreatment method, together with ozone treatment for sludge digestion. We optimized the amount of enzyme and ozone, respectively for the successful sludge pretreatment. As a result, we found that as more enzyme is used, higher sludge hydrolysis efficiency was obtained. When we treated sludge by ozone ranging from 0.01 g O3/g SS to 0.04 g O3/g SS without enzyme treatment, 0.04 g O3/g SS showed the highest increase of SCOD. Meanwhile, when protease was used together with the same ozone dosage ranges, 0.03 g O3/g SS ozonation resulted in the highest increase of SCOD. The sludge pretreatment was optimized by controlling the amount of enzyme and ozone.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)166-171
Number of pages6
JournalKorean Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jun 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Enzyme
  • Optimization
  • Ozone
  • Pretreatment
  • Sludge

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Microbiology
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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