The effects of detergents on anaerobic digestion


The anionic detergent sodium dodecylbenzene sulphonate (SDBS) inhibited mesophilic fermentation in anaerobic digesters. Total gas production and methanogenesis from glucose were reduced to half maximal rates at between 20 and 50 ppm SDBS during the initial phase of digestion, and over 20 days the pH declined from 7.4 to 6.0 in inhibited cultures. As well as… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF00269079


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@article{Khalil2004TheEO, title={The effects of detergents on anaerobic digestion}, author={Elizabeth Khalil and Timothy N. Whitmore and H. Gamal-El-Din and A. El-Bassel and David Lloyd}, journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology}, year={2004}, volume={29}, pages={517-522} }