Microalgae conversion to biogas: thermal pretreatment contribution on net energy production.

@article{Passos2014MicroalgaeCT,
  title={Microalgae conversion to biogas: thermal pretreatment contribution on net energy production.},
  author={Fabiana Passos and Ivet Ferrer},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2014},
  volume={48 12},
  pages={7171-8}
}
Microalgal biomass harvested from wastewater treatment high rate algal ponds may be valorised through anaerobic digestion producing biogas. However, microalgae anaerobic biodegradability is limited by their complex cell wall structure. Thus, pretreatment techniques are being investigated to improve microalgae methane yield. In the current study, thermal pretreatment at relatively low temperatures of 75-95 °C was effective at enhancing microalgae anaerobic biodegradability; increasing the… CONTINUE READING
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