Assessment of the anaerobic biodegradability of macropollutants
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- Angelidaki, I. & Sanders, W. Rev Environ Sci Biotechnol (2004) 3: 117. doi:10.1007/s11157-004-2502-3
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A variety of test procedures for determination of anaerobic biodegradability have been reported. This paper reviews the methods developed for determination of anaerobic biodegradability of macro-pollutants. Main focus is paid to the final mineralization of organic compounds and the methane potential of compounds. Hydrolysis of complex substrates is also discussed. Furthermore, factors important for anaerobic biodegradation are shortly discussed.