Optimal digestion of high ammonia containing wastes

Project Details


The main objective of the project is to develop a process promoting acetate oxidation, for optimal digestion of high ammonia containing wastes.
More specifically with this project we are aiming to:
- Investigate the extent of acetate oxidation in full scale biogas plants; and identify the environmental conditions promoting acetate oxidation on the cost of aceticlastic methanogenesis.
- Identify best process configuration (temperature, hydraulic retention time, organic loading rate, concentration of ammonia and volatile fatty acids) promoting high syntrophic acetate oxidation activity
- Enrich, isolate, characterize and identify acetate oxidising microorganisms;.
- Find cultures with highest potential for syntrophic acetate oxidation in order to reach maximum exploitation level of the results in the energy sector
Effective start/end date01/01/201031/12/2011


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