Biological conversion of biomass to methane, the effect of reactor design on kinetics

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An experimental program was conducted to evaluate the effect of reactor type on methane production. This study showed that if a balanced population of organisms can be maintained in the initial stage, multi-stage fermentation is more efficient than a complex mix system. However, when the system is stressed, failure in the multi-stage system is more rapid. If the objective is to maximize the conversion of solids to methane, a staged system will produce more methane per unit volume of reactor. If the objective is to maximize the methane production per unit volume of reactor, a single stage complete-mix reactor operating ... continued below

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Geisser, H R & Pfeffer, J T December 1, 1977.

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An experimental program was conducted to evaluate the effect of reactor type on methane production. This study showed that if a balanced population of organisms can be maintained in the initial stage, multi-stage fermentation is more efficient than a complex mix system. However, when the system is stressed, failure in the multi-stage system is more rapid. If the objective is to maximize the conversion of solids to methane, a staged system will produce more methane per unit volume of reactor. If the objective is to maximize the methane production per unit volume of reactor, a single stage complete-mix reactor operating near the critical retention time is required.

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  • Report No.: COO-2917-8
  • Grant Number: EY-76-S-02-2917
  • DOI: 10.2172/6882278 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 6882278
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1182598

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Geisser, H R & Pfeffer, J T. Biological conversion of biomass to methane, the effect of reactor design on kinetics, report, December 1, 1977; United States. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1182598/: accessed March 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.