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Effect of Temperature and Organic Load on the Performance of Anaerobic Bioreactors Treating Grasses

Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Groningen, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands
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Environments 2020, 7(10), 82; https://doi.org/10.3390/environments7100082
Received: 8 September 2020 / Revised: 27 September 2020 / Accepted: 29 September 2020 / Published: 1 October 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Small-Scale Anaerobic Digestion for Biogas Production)
The organic residues generated in grasslands can be treated by adopting anaerobic digestion technology. This technology can enhance the efforts for sustainable waste management around the world. In the northern Netherlands, there is a vast amount of ditch clippings and canal grasses that can be used as a renewable source of energy; however, optimal bioenergy production from grasses is still under research and this study aims to evaluate biogas production from grassy residues at the local level in the context of a sustainable waste management scheme. Batch tests were facilitated to investigate the impact of temperature and organic load on the anaerobic digestion performance of grass mixtures (ditch clippings and canal grasses). The results showed that high temperature favors the degradation of high lignocellulosic materials like grasses. Specifically, bioreactors at 55 °C with an organic load of 30 g volatile solids (VS) L−1 reached 360.4 mL g VSsubstrate−1. Moreover, reactors with low organic loads resulted in a lower methane yield. The kinetics study also showed good fitting of the predicted and experimental values. View Full-Text
Keywords: anaerobic treatment; methane; grasses; kinetic model anaerobic treatment; methane; grasses; kinetic model
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Achinas, S.; Euverink, G.J.W. Effect of Temperature and Organic Load on the Performance of Anaerobic Bioreactors Treating Grasses. Environments 2020, 7, 82. https://doi.org/10.3390/environments7100082

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Achinas S, Euverink GJW. Effect of Temperature and Organic Load on the Performance of Anaerobic Bioreactors Treating Grasses. Environments. 2020; 7(10):82. https://doi.org/10.3390/environments7100082

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Achinas, Spyridon; Euverink, Gerrit J.W. 2020. "Effect of Temperature and Organic Load on the Performance of Anaerobic Bioreactors Treating Grasses" Environments 7, no. 10: 82. https://doi.org/10.3390/environments7100082

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