Detailed study of anaerobic digestion of Spirulina maxima algal biomass

@article{Samson1986DetailedSO,
  title={Detailed study of anaerobic digestion of Spirulina maxima algal biomass},
  author={R{\'e}jean Samson and Anh Leduyt},
  journal={Biotechnology and Bioengineering},
  year={1986},
  volume={28}
}
Biomass of the blue–green alga Spirulina maxima was converted to methane using continuous stirred tank digesters with an energy conversion efficiency of 59%. Digesters were operated using once‐a‐day feeding with a retention time (θ) between 5 and 40 days, volatile solid concentrations (Sto) between 20 and 100 kg VS/m3, and temperatures between 15 and 52°C. The results indicated a maximum methane yield of 0.35 m3 (STP)/kg VS added at θ 30 days and Sto 20 kg VS/m3. Under such conditions, the… 
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