Optimization of Hydrogen Yield from the Anaerobic Digestion of Crude Glycerol and Swine Manure
AbstractCrude glycerol and swine manure are residues with exponential production in Mexico, nonetheless, they have the potential to generate hydrogen from the fermentation process. For this reason, this study has evaluated the optimization of hydrogen yield from crude glycerol and swine manure, using the response surface methodology. The response surface methodology helps in the compression of the mixture of crude glycerol/ swine manure, with the production of hydrogen as a result, which improves the yields of the process, reducing variability and time of development. A central composite design was employed with two factors, six axial points and four central points. The two factors evaluated were crude glycerol and swine manure concentrations, which were examined over a range of 4 to 10 g L−1 and 5 to 15 g L−1, respectively. This study demonstrated that the thermal pretreatment method is still the most suitable method to be applied, mainly in the preparation of hydrogen-producing inoculum. The maximum hydrogen yield was 142.46 mL per gram of volatile solid added. It used up 21.56% of the crude glycerol (2.75 g L−1) and 78.44% (10 g L−1) of the swine manure, maintaining a carbon/nitrogen ratio of 18.06, with a fermentation time of 21 days. The response surface methodology was employed to maximize the hydrogen production of crude glycerol/swine manure ratios by the optimization of factors with few assays and less operational cost. View Full-Text
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F. A., A.-A.; Longoria, A.; A. U., J.; A. S., S.; L. A., P.; Sebastian, P.J. Optimization of Hydrogen Yield from the Anaerobic Digestion of Crude Glycerol and Swine Manure. Catalysts 2019, 9, 316.
F. A. A-A, Longoria A, A. U. J, A. S. S, L. A. P, Sebastian PJ. Optimization of Hydrogen Yield from the Anaerobic Digestion of Crude Glycerol and Swine Manure. Catalysts. 2019; 9(4):316.Chicago/Turabian Style
F. A., Aguilar-Aguilar; Longoria, Adriana; A. U., Juantorena; A. S., Santos; L. A., Pantoja; Sebastian, P. J. 2019. "Optimization of Hydrogen Yield from the Anaerobic Digestion of Crude Glycerol and Swine Manure." Catalysts 9, no. 4: 316.
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