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Anaerobic Sludge Digestion

  • David A. Long
Part of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering book series (HEE, volume 3)

Abstract

Conversion of the organic material in solid wastes to methane-containing gases can be accomplished in a number of ways, including hydrogasification, pyrolysis, and anaerobic digestion. Hydrogasification is usually associated with the conversion of petrochemical raw materials. Although the process has been tried with solid wastes, it is not well defined and therefore is not considered in this book. The production of methane from solid wastes by pyrolysis has been considered previously. The production of methane from solid wastes by anaerobic digestion, or anaerobic fermentation as it is often called, is described in the following discussion.

Keywords

Solid Waste Total Solid Volatile Solid Anaerobic Digestion Process Hydraulic Residence Time 
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© The HUMANA Press Inc. 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • David A. Long
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  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringThe Pennsylvania State University, University Park PennsylvaniaCanada

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