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Dry Anaerobic Digestion Technologies for Agricultural Straw and Acceptability in China

Biogas Engineering Research Center, Biogas Institute of Ministry of Agriculture (BIOMA), Chengdu 610041, China
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Sustainability 2018, 10(12), 4588;
Received: 23 October 2018 / Revised: 29 November 2018 / Accepted: 29 November 2018 / Published: 4 December 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biofuels–Bioenergy Waste to Value Added Feedstock)
Dry anaerobic digestion technology (DADT) is considered a highly feasible way to treat agricultural straw waste; however, most practical operations are always in low efficiency, due to the poor fluidity behavior and complex lignocellulosic structure of straw, which is not easily decomposed by anaerobic bacteria. Hence, it is necessary to further investigate the operation boundary, in order to increase biogas production efficiency for effective applications. In this paper, typical DADTs are reviewed and their suitability for application in China is analyzed. The advantages and disadvantages of different anaerobic digestion processes are evaluated considering pretreatment, organic loading rate, anaerobic digestion temperature, and homogenization of the feedstock and inoculate. The suitability of the DADTs is evaluated considering the accessibility of straw resources and the convenience of biogas use. It is concluded that batch anaerobic digestion processes would be more suitable for the development of southern China due to the prevalence of small-scale agriculture, while continuous anaerobic digestion would be preferable in the north where large-scale agriculture is common. However, the DADTs discussed here need to broad application in China. View Full-Text
Keywords: biogas; operation; review; straw collection; biogas utilization biogas; operation; review; straw collection; biogas utilization
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Fu, Y.; Luo, T.; Mei, Z.; Li, J.; Qiu, K.; Ge, Y. Dry Anaerobic Digestion Technologies for Agricultural Straw and Acceptability in China. Sustainability 2018, 10, 4588.

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