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Anaerobic Biodegradation of Solid Substrates from Agroindustrial Activities—Slaughterhouse Wastes and Agrowastes
Centro de Estudio de Ingenieria de Procesos Study Center of Process Engineering (CIPRO), High Polytechnic Institute “José Antonio Echeverría”.
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business. (Resource recovery)
University of Borås, Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business. (Swedish Centre of Resource Recovery)ORCID iD: 0000-002-1456-1840
2015 (English)In: Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Polluted Systems -: New Advances and Technologies / [ed] Rolando Chamy, Francisca Rosenkranz and Lorena Soler, Croatia: INTECH, 2015, 31-64 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)Text
Abstract [en]

Solid wastes from the meat industry are produced in large amounts resulting in a negative impact on the environment if not properly treated. Due to their high content of proteins and fats, these residues are excellent substrates for anaerobic digestion which holds high potential for methane yield. However, possible toxic compounds may be formed during its biodegradation with a consequent failure of the process under long-term operation. The anaerobic co-digestion of such residues with other co-substrates as those generated in agricultural activities has been proposed as a good alternative to overcome these problems. Nevertheless, today there is very little knowledge to assess on mixture interactions connected to wastes composition, biodegradability, and the kinetics of the anaerobic process when complex materials are utilized in ternary and quaternary mixture, specifically when co-digesting solid cattle slaughterhouse waste with agrowaste. It is therefore important to select the right combination of substrates and ratios to obtain synergy instead of antagonism in those mixtures. This chapter aims to provide an overview of the anaerobic digestion of solid slaughterhouse waste and agrowaste, as well as the influence of mixture interactions on its biodegradation.

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Croatia: INTECH, 2015. 31-64 p.
Keyword [en]
Agrowaste, anaerobic digestion, co-digestion, synergy, slaughterhouse waste
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Engineering and Technology
Research subject
Resource Recovery
URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-8663ISBN: 978-953-51-2238-8OAI: diva2:896245
Available from: 2016-01-20 Created: 2016-01-20 Last updated: 2016-03-04Bibliographically approved

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