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The anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and cattle manure.
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PMID:  23246757     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
This study assessed the anaerobic co-digestion of food waste and cattle manure, in order to identify the key parameters that determine the biogas and methane yield. Results of both batch and semi-continuous tests indicated that the total methane production is enhanced in co-digestion, with an optimum food waste (FM) to cattle manure (CM) ratio of 2. At this ratio, the total methane production in batch tests was enhanced by 41.1%, and the corresponding methane yield was 388mL/g-VS. In the semi-continuous mode, the total methane production in co-digestion, at the organic loading rate (OLR) of 10g-VS(FW)/L/d, increased by 55.2%, corresponding to the methane yield of 317mL/g-VS. Addition of cattle manure enhanced the buffer capacity (created by NH(4)(+) and VFAs), allowing high organic load without pH control. The C/N ratio and the higher biodegradation of lipids might be the main reasons for the biogas production improvement.
Cunsheng Zhang; Gang Xiao; Liyu Peng; Haijia Su; Tianwei Tan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-5
Journal Detail:
Title:  Bioresource technology     Volume:  129C     ISSN:  1873-2976     ISO Abbreviation:  Bioresour. Technol.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-18     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9889523     Medline TA:  Bioresour Technol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  170-176     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Beijing Key Laboratory of Bioprocess, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, PR China.
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