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Comparing pretreatment methods to improve the methane yield of microalgae grown in wastewater

Author
Passos , F.; Ferrer, I.
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
13th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion: recovering (bio) resources for the world
Date of publication
2013
Presentation's date
2013-06-26
Book of congress proceedings
13th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion: Recovering (bio) Resources for the World, June 25-28, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
First page
1
Last page
5
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/20824 Open in new window
Abstract
Microalgae have recently drawn attention as a potential resource for biofuels generation. In the short term, anaerobic digestion seems the most viable downstream process. Still, microalgae cell wall restrains the hydrolysis, hampering the methane production potential. This work aimed at improving the anaerobic biodegradability of microalgae through different pretreatment methods: microwave, low temperature and high temperature. For the microwave pretreatment, the specific energy was the main par...
Citation
Passos , F.; Ferrer, I. Comparing pretreatment methods to improve the methane yield of microalgae grown in wastewater. A: World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion. "Proceedings of 13th World Congress on Anaerobic Digestion". Santiago de Comspotela: 2013, p. 1-5.
Keywords
Anaerobic digestion, bioenergy, biogas, microalgal biomass, pretreatment, solubilisation.
Group of research
GEMMA - Group of Environmental Engineering and Microbiology

Participants

  • Lopes del Rei Passos, Fabiana  (author and speaker )
  • Ferrer Martí, Ivet  (author and speaker )