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Long-term anaerobic digestion of food waste stabilized by trace elements.
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PMID:  22537972     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The purpose of this study was to examine if long-term anaerobic digestion of food waste in a semi-continuous single-stage reactor could be stabilized by supplementing trace elements. Contrary to the failure of anaerobic digestion of food waste alone, stable anaerobic digestion of food waste was achieved for 368days by supplementing trace elements. Under the conditions of OLR (organic loading rates) of 2.19-6.64g VS (volatile solid)/Lday and 20-30days of HRT (hydraulic retention time), a high methane yield (352-450mLCH(4)/gVS(added)) was obtained, and no significant accumulation of volatile fatty acids was observed. The subsequent investigation on effects of individual trace elements (Co, Fe, Mo and Ni) showed that iron was essential for maintaining stable methane production. These results proved that the food waste used in this study was deficient in trace elements.
Lei Zhang; Deokjin Jahng
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-4-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Waste management (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-2456     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-4-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9884362     Medline TA:  Waste Manag     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
Key Laboratory of Industrial Ecology and Environmental Engineering, School of Environmental Science and Technology, Dalian University of Technology, Linggong Road 2, Dalian 116024, PR China.
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