Low-Rate and High-Rate Anaerobic Reactors/Digesters/Fermenters

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL, volume 2)


The aim of this chapter is to explain the difference between the so-called “biogas digesters” popular in the developing countries and the broader terms of “anaerobic digesters/reactors/fermenters.” The chapter also deals with the difference between “low-rate” and “high-rate” anaerobic systems, and describes the techniques with which the former can be converted to the latter.


Methane Fermentation Sludge Settling Biogas 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Pollution Control and Environmental EngineeringPondicherry UniversityKalapetIndia

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