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Biogas Production
Pretreatment Methods in Anaerobic Digestion
edited by Ackmez Mudhoo

Biogas Production 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.


1. Anaerobic Digestion: Pretreatments of Substrates

  • Pretreatments in Anaerobic Digestion Process
  • Physical Pretreatment
  • Chemical Pretreatment
  • Biological Pretreatment
  • Combined Pretreatment

2. Recalcitrance of Lignocellulosic Biomass to Anaerobic Digestion

  • Plant Cell Wall Anatomy
  • Chemistry of Cell Wall Polymers
  • Molecular Interactions Between Cell Wall Polymers
  • Plant Cell Wall Molecular Architecture
  • Recalcitrance of Plant Cell Wall Cellulose
  • Reduction of Biomass Recalcitrance

3. The Effect of Physical, Chemical, and Biological Pretreatments of Biomass on its Anaerobic Digestibility and Biogas Production

  • Pretreatment Methods for Lignocellulosic Biomass
  • Pretreatment Methods for Sewage Sludge

4. Application of Ultrasound Pretreatment for Sludge Digestion

  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Overview of Pretreatment Methods for Anaerobic Digestion
  • Fundamental of Ultrasound
  • Bubbles Dynamic
  • Effects of Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound Applications
  • Ultrasonication for Anaerobic Digesion
  • Evaluation on Sludge Disintegration

5. Microwave Sludge Irradiation

  • Microwave Theory
  • Microwave Irradiation for Waste Sludge Treatment
  • Industrial Microwave Applications
  • Microwave Absorbing Materials and Ionic Liquids
  • Sludge Pretreatment Similar to Microwave Irradiation

6. Hydrolytic Enzymes Enhancing Anaerobic Digestion

  • Where and How can Enzymes be Applied?
  • Impact of Enzyme Application
  • Economic Assessment

7. Oxidizing Agents and Organic Solvents as Pretreatment for Anaerobic Digestion

  • Oxidative Pretreatment Methods
  • Organic Solvents

8. Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Utilization in Greece: Current Status and Perspectives

  • Assessment of Existing Biogas Installations
  • Use of Waste Material for Biogas Production
  • Feedstock Availability and Agricultural Structures
  • Purification of Biogas for Insertion in the Natural Gas Grid
  • Biogas Utilization

9. Original Research: Investigating the Potential of Using Biogas in Cooking Stove in Rodrigues

  • Energy Crisis and Future Challenges
  • Case Study of Rodrigues
  • Rationale of Research Study
  • Research Methodology
  • Reactor Design Considerations

10. Optimizing and Modeling the Anaerobic Digestion of Lignocellulosic Wastes by Rumen Cultures

  • Materials and Methods
  • Optimizing the Anaerobic Digestion of Microwave-Pretreated Cattail by Rumen Cultures
  • Modeling the Anaerobic Digestion of Cattail by Rumen Cultures

11. Pretreatment of Biocatalyst as Viable Option for Sustained Production of Biohydrogen from Wastewater Treatment

  • Pretreatment of Biocatalyst
  • Combined Pretreatment
  • Influence of Pretreatment on Wastewater Treatment
  • Microbial Diversity


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Biogas Production
Pretreatment Methods in Anaerobic Digestion
edited by Ackmez Mudhoo

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