Re/Views in Environmental Science & Bio/Technology

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 117–129

Assessment of the anaerobic biodegradability of macropollutants

Authors

    • Environment & Recourses DTUTechnical University of Denmark
  • Wendy Sanders
    • Subdepartment of Environmental TechnologyWageningen Agricultural University
Article

DOI: 10.1007/s11157-004-2502-3

Cite this article as:
Angelidaki, I. & Sanders, W. Rev Environ Sci Biotechnol (2004) 3: 117. doi:10.1007/s11157-004-2502-3

Abstract

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.

Keywords

anaerobicbiodegradation assayshydrolysismacropollutantsmethane potential

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