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Energy From Waste : WP2.2- Appendix B - Batch anaerobic digestion assay for food waste and paper and card as well as their mixtures


Citation Brule, M., and Eyler, D. Energy From Waste : WP2.2- Appendix B - Batch anaerobic digestion assay for food waste and paper and card as well as their mixtures, ETI, 2010. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000421.
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Author(s) Brule, M., and Eyler, D.
Project partner(s) Caterpillar, Electricité de France SA (EDF SA), Cranfield University, Centre of Process and Innovation
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000421
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Associated Project(s) ETI-DE2001: Energy from Waste
Associated Dataset(s) No associated datasets
Abstract This deliverable forms part of Deliverable 2.2 in Work Package 2 and provides information on the anaerobic digestion rig scale testing. The aim of the study was to determine the maximal methane production obtained from an almost complete anaerobic digestion of food waste and paper/card, as well as their mixtures to different ratios. The EIFER-model has shown that for lipid-rich  substrates the water uptake in biogas should be estimated in order to avoid drawing wrong conclusions regarding both the digestibility rate and the effluent concentration. The model appears to be a powerful tool to predict the digestion behavior of substrates, although correction factors should be applied to account for the difference between hypotheses made from laboratory results and reality of full-scale biogas plants. Moreover, the model needs to be validated.