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Effect of digestate disintegration on anaerobic digestion of organic waste

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Recently, digestate disintegration gained interest as an alternative strategy to feedstock pretreatment for anaerobic digestion. This study evaluated the effect of three different digestate disintegration methods (hydrogen peroxidation, ozone treatment and ultrasound) on manure digestate, potato waste digestate and mixed organic waste digestate. Lab-scale anaerobic digestion experiments were carried out by adding disintegrated digestate to the related substrate and inoculum with simulated recycle ratios of 0.2 and 0.5. Ultrasound disintegration of potato waste digestate yields 22.5% increase in biogas production. An increase in biogas production was linked to the treated digestate amount and the treatment dosage. First order model was used to investigate the effect of digestate disintegration on the first order reaction rate constant (k). The decrease in k and increase in biogas production were linearly correlated. This correlation was explained by the increased bioavailability of the organic matter and possible negative effects of digestate disintegration on the microorganisms.
Tijdschrift: Bioresource Technology
ISSN: 0960-8524
Volume: 268
Pagina's: 568 - 576
Aantal pagina's: 9
Jaar van publicatie:2018