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Anaerobic Digestion Processes

Applications and Effluent Treatment

  • Nigel Horan
  • Abu Zahrim Yaser
  • Newati Wid

Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. N. J. Horan
    Pages 1-7
  3. Muaz Mohd Zaini Makhtar, Mashitah Mat Don, Husnul Azan Tajarudin
    Pages 9-31
  4. Noorlisa Harun, Wan Hanisah W. Ibrahim, Muhamad Faez Lukman, Muhammad Hafizuddin Mat Yusoff, Nur Fathin Shamirah Daud, Norazwina Zainol
    Pages 71-83
  5. Md. Mizanur Rahman, Yeoh Shir Lee, Fadzlita Mohd Tamiri, Melvin Gan Jet Hong
    Pages 105-122
  6. N. Bolong, H. A. Asri, N. M. Ismail, I. Saad
    Pages 165-175

About this book


This book presents new application processes in the context of anaerobic digestion, such as phosphorus recovery, microbial fuel cell, and seaweed digestion. In addition, it introduces readers to a new technique for the modeling and optimization of anaerobic digestion (AD) processes. Chapters 1 and 2 review AD as a technique for converting a range of organic wastes into biogas, while Chapter 3 discusses the recovery of phosphorus from anaerobically digested liquor. Chapters 4 and 5 focus on new techniques for modeling and optimizing AD. In turn, Chapters 6 and 7 describe the state of the art in AD effluent treatment. The book’s final three chapters focus on more recent developments, including microbial fuel cells (MFCs) (Chapter 8), seaweed production (Chapter 9), and enzyme technologies (Chapter 10).


AD processes Organic wastes Biogas production Fuel cells Phosphorus recovery Seaweed digestion Microbial fuel cell development Flocculation Anaerobic digester Biogas from seaweed

Editors and affiliations

  • Nigel Horan
    • 1
  • Abu Zahrim Yaser
    • 2
  • Newati Wid
    • 3
  1. 1.HalifaxUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Faculty of EngineeringUniversiti Malaysia SabahKota KinabaluMalaysia
  3. 3.Faculty of Science and Natural ResourcesUniversiti Malaysia SabahKota KinabaluMalaysia

About the editors

Nigel Horan was a lecturer in Public Health Engineering at the University of Leeds (UK) for 35 years, during which time he published five academic textbooks and over 120 refereed technical papers. In 1998 he established Aqua Enviro Ltd. and was the company chair until its acquisition by Suez Advanced Solutions UK Limited in 2015. He specializes in the treatment of wastewaters, particularly using the activated sludge process, and in the subsequent recovery of resources from sludge through anaerobic digestion.
Abu Zahrim Yaser is the head of Waste Management Committee and senior lecturer at Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). He obtained his PhD from Swansea University (UK) and has published over 72 refereed technical papers. He is a reviewer for several Elsevier journals and a guest editor for the journal “Environmental Science and Pollution Research” (Springer). Dr. Zahrim is a visiting scientist at the University of Hull (UK) and a member of Institution of Chemical Engineers (United Kingdom).
Newati Wid received her PhD from the University of Leeds (UK) and is currently a senior lecturer in Industrial Chemistry at the Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS). Her research focuses on wastewater treatment and resource recovery from wastes through anaerobic digestion, and she has published more than 10 refereed technical papers on this topic. She has won two gold medals for her research on resource recovery.

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