Combined pretreatment of electrolysis and ultra-sonication towards enhancing solubilization and methane production from mixed microalgae biomass.

@article{Kumar2017CombinedPO,
  title={Combined pretreatment of electrolysis and ultra-sonication towards enhancing solubilization and methane production from mixed microalgae biomass.},
  author={Gopalakrishnan Kumar and Periyasamy Sivagurunathan and Guangyin Zhen and Takuro Kobayashi and Sang-Hyoun Kim and Kai-qin Xu},
  journal={Bioresource technology},
  year={2017},
  volume={245 Pt A},
  pages={196-200}
}
This study investigated the effect of combination of pretreatment methods such as ultra-sonication and electrolysis for the minimum energy input to recover the maximal carbohydrate and solubilization (in terms of sCOD) from mixed microalgae biomass. The composition of the soluble chemical oxygen demand (COD), protein, carbohydrate revealed that the hydrolysis method had showed positive impact on the increasing quantity and thus enhanced methane yields. As a result, the combination of these 2… CONTINUE READING