Anaerobic digestion of organic wastes: the impact of operating conditions on hydrolysis efficiency and microbial community composition
Anaerobic digestion (AD) is an environmentally sustainable technology to manage organic waste (e.g., food, yard, agricultural, industrial wastes). Economic profitability, however, remains a key barrier to widespread implementation of AD for the conversion of specific feedstocks (e.g., manure, the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW), and agricultural residue) to energy. Specifically, high capital and operating costs and reactor instability have continually deterred the use of AD. In order to develop AD systems that are highly efficient and more cost-effective, it is necessary to ...
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