Anaerobic digestion

Annette Evans*, Vladimir Strezov, Tim J. Evans

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    Anaerobic digestion is the fermentation of organic wastes in the absence of free oxygen (Abbasi et al. 2012). The products of anaerobic digestion are an energy-rich biogas (methane and carbon dioxide) and nutrient-rich digestate (waste liquor and solid waste), which is typically applied as a fertilizer. A typical anaerobic digestion facility using municipal solid waste (MSW) as its feedstock will produce 15% biogas, 42.5% digestate liquor and 42.5% digestate solids by mass (Ostrem et al. 2004).

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBiomass processing technologies
    Editors Strezov, TJ Evans
    Place of PublicationBoca Raton
    PublisherCRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group
    Number of pages36
    ISBN (Electronic)9781482282603
    ISBN (Print)9781466566163
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


    • municipal solid-waste
    • methane production
    • lignocellulosic biomass
    • assessing amendment
    • biogas production
    • crop residues
    • energy crops
    • co-digestion
    • manure
    • state

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