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Anaerobic digestion of corn straw pretreated by ultrasonic combined with aerobic hydrolysis

  • Chu, Xiaodong
  • Cheng, Qiushuang
  • Xu, Yonghua
  • Luo, Lina
  • Wang, Ming
  • Zheng, Guoxiang
  • Zhang, Hongqiong
  • Yi, Weiming
  • Liu, Xiaofeng
  • Sun, Yongming
  • Sun, Yong
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2021
GuangZhou Institute of Energy Conversion
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Corn straw (CS) was pretreated by ultrasonic combined aerobic with biogas slurry as medium for anaerobic digestion (AD), that strengthened the degradation efficiency CS, varied in the composition of digestion slurry, thereby the methane production was increased. Central combinatorial design (CCD) test was used to treat CS at ultrasonic power (200, 400, and 600 W), time (10, 20, and 30 min) and AD for 25 days, at 37 +/- 1celcius. According to data showed that the pH and volatile fatty acids (VFAs) affected methane production directly. With an ultrasonic power 309 W, time 26 min, it reached the maximum content of VFAs with 16.24 g/L, the cumulative methane production achieved the highest with 198.56 mL/g VS, which was 46.73% higher than unpretreated raw material as CK. Ultrasonic-aerobic hydrolysis pretreatment can obtain higher VFAs and methane production content in a short period of time that is great significance to biogas engineering.

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