Biogas Production: Pretreatment Methods in Anaerobic Digestion

  • 5h 25m
  • Ackmez Mudhoo
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2012

This volume covers the most cutting-edge pretreatment processes being used and studied today for the production of biogas during anaerobic digestion processes using different feedstocks, in the most efficient and economical methods possible. As an increasingly important piece of the "energy pie," biogas and other biofuels are being used more and more around the world in every conceivable area of industry and could be a partial answer to the energy problem and the elimination of global warming.

About the Author

Ackmez Mudhoo, BEng, MPhil, is Lecturer in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering at the University of Mauritius. His main research interests encompass bioremediation of organic wastes and other process residues using composting, anaerobic digestion, and other green tehniques. He has dozens of international journal publications and conference papers to his credit. He is also a peer reviewer on numerous journals, and is the editor for two international research journals.

In this Book

  • Anaerobic Digestion—Pretreatments of Substrates
  • Recalcitrance of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Anaerobic Digestion
  • The Effect of Physical, Chemical, and Biological Pretreatments of Biomass on its Anaerobic Digestibility and Biogas Production
  • Application of Ultrasound Pretreatment for Sludge Digestion
  • Microwave Sludge Irradiation
  • Hydrolytic Enzymes Enhancing Anaerobic Digestion
  • Oxidizing Agents and Organic Solvents as Pretreatment for Anaerobic Digestion
  • Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Utilization in Greece—Current Status and Perspectives
  • Original Research—Investigating the Potential of Using Biogas in Cooking Stove in Rodrigues
  • Optimizing and Modeling the Anaerobic Digestion of Lignocellulosic Wastes by Rumen Cultures
  • Pretreatment of Biocatalyst as Viable Option for Sustained Production of Biohydrogen from Wastewater Treatment