Co-digestion of manure with grass silage and pulp and paper mill sludge using nutrient additions
2016 (English)In: Environmental technology, ISSN 0959-3330, E-ISSN 1479-487X, Vol. 37, no 16, 2113-2123 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
There is an increasing worldwide demand for biogas. Anaerobic co-digestion involves the treatment of different substrates with the aim of improving the production of biogas and the stability of the process. This study evaluates how methane production is affected by the co-digestion of pig and dairy manure with grass silage and pulp and paper mill sludge and assesses whether methane production is affected by factors other than nutrient deficiency, low buffering capacity, inadequate dilution, and an insufficient activity and amount of microorganism culture. Anaerobic digestion was performed in batch reactors under mesophilic conditions for 20 days. The season of grass silage and manure collection proved to be an important factor affecting methane production. Spring grass silage produced a maximum of 250 mL/VSadded and spring manure 150 mL/VSadded, whereas autumn grass silage produced at most 140 ml/VSadded and autumn manure 45 mL/VSadded. The pulp mill sludge used is comprised of both primary and secondary sludge and produced at most 50 mL/VSadded regardless of season; this substrate benefitted most from co-digestion.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 37, no 16, 2113-2123 p.
Agricultural waste, anaerobic digestion, biomethane potential, co-digestion
Research subject Environmental and Energy Systems
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-44660DOI: 10.1080/09593330.2016.1142000ISI: 000379772100011PubMedID: 26776302OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-44660DiVA: diva2:952187