Inhibition of biogas production and biodegradability by substituted phenolic compounds in anaerobic sludge.

@article{Hernandez2008InhibitionOB,
  title={Inhibition of biogas production and biodegradability by substituted phenolic compounds in anaerobic sludge.},
  author={Jon Edward Hernandez and Robert G. J. Edyvean},
  journal={Journal of hazardous materials},
  year={2008},
  volume={160 1},
  pages={20-8}
}
Phenolic compounds are abundant in nature and organic wastes. This biomass may be utilised in biogas generation. Phenolics can inhibit the degradation of readily biodegradable organic fractions and their own biodegradation. In this work, assays were carried out under anaerobic conditions to study the inhibition of both gas production and biodegradability due to seven phenolic compounds and to study their adsorption onto sludge and autoxidation in the aqueous medium. Fifty percent inhibition was… CONTINUE READING