publication . Doctoral thesis . 2014

Methanosaeta vs. Methanosarcina in anaerobic digestion: the quest for enhanced biogas production

De Vrieze, Jo;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2014
  • Publisher: Ghent University. Faculty of Bioscience Engineering
  • Country: Belgium
The production of renewable energy from organic waste streams is one of the most important aspects in the concept of sustainable development. Anaerobic digestion can be considered one of the main techniques to treat organic waste streams, allowing both waste stabilization and renewable energy production in the form of biogas. Its widespread application on full-scale relates to the fact that anaerobic digestion has, apart from biogas production and organic waste stabilization, several other advantages over alternative biological processes, e.g. a low cell yield, a high organic loading rate, limited nutrient demands, and low costs for operation and maintenance of ...
free text keywords: Earth and Environmental Sciences, biogas, Methanosarcina, Methanosaeta, methanogenesis, anaerobic digestion, microbbial ecology, environmental microbiology
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