publication . Doctoral thesis . 2013

Feedstocks influence on the process parameters and the microbial community in anaerobic digestion

Ferguson, Robert Michael William;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2013
  • Publisher: Cranfield University
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
To improve our understanding into the key parameters controlling and regulating the microbial groups involved in the anaerobic digestion (AD) process, particularly over multiple changes in operational conditions, triplicate lab-scale digesters fed with sewage sludge were exposed to single and multiple changes in organic loading rate (OLR) using either glycerol waste (a by-product of biodiesel manufacture), or Fats oils and greace (FOG waste) collected from a restaurant grease trap. For the multiple changes in OLR, digesters were either exposed to repeated addition of glycerol waste or repeated addition of both glycerol waste and FOG waste. In all conditions test...
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