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Anaerobic Digestion of Kelp

  • David P. Chynoweth
  • Sambhunath Ghosh
  • Donald L. Klass

Abstract

The search for new sources of energy is intensifying as the demand for energy increases and supplies of fossil fuels are becoming depleted. One possible long-term solution to this dilemma is the conversion of renewable sources of organic matter, such as wastes and biomass, to products that are suitable for use as fuels. Although organic wastes represent a minor potential supplemental energy resource,(1,2) land- and water-based biomass could be developed into major resources.(1,3-–5) This has led to the concept of land- and water-based energy farms directed at production of biomass for conversion to synthetic fuels. Development of energy farms in the marine environment seems particularly attractive because large areas are available. In fact, it is generally thought that seaweed farms could be used both for energy production and to promote growth of fish and other marine fauna.

Keywords

Municipal Solid Waste Anaerobic Digestion Hydraulic Retention Time Volatile Solid Methane Yield 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • David P. Chynoweth
    • 1
  • Sambhunath Ghosh
    • 1
  • Donald L. Klass
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Gas TechnologyChicagoUSA

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