The Microbiology of Anaerobic Digesters / Edition 1

The Microbiology of Anaerobic Digesters / Edition 1

by Michael H. Gerardi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471206938

ISBN-13: 9780471206934

Pub. Date: 08/18/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Anaerobic digestion is a biochemical degradation process that converts complex organic material, such as animal manure, into methane and other byproducts. Part of the author's Wastewater Microbiology series, Microbiology of Anareboic Digesters eschews technical jargon to deliver a practical, how-to guide for wastewater plant operators.

Overview

Anaerobic digestion is a biochemical degradation process that converts complex organic material, such as animal manure, into methane and other byproducts. Part of the author's Wastewater Microbiology series, Microbiology of Anareboic Digesters eschews technical jargon to deliver a practical, how-to guide for wastewater plant operators.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471206934
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/18/2003
Series:
Wastewater Microbiology Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

PART I: OVERVIEW.

1. Introduction.

2. Bacteria.

3. Methane-forming Bacteria.

4. Respiration.

5. Anaerobic Food Chain.

6. Fermentation.

7. Anaerobic Digestion Steps.

PART II: SUBSTRATES, PRODUCTS, AND BIOGAS.

8. Substrates and Products.

9. Biogas.

PART III: OPERATIONAL CONDITIONS.

10. Introduction to Operational Conditions.

11. Start-up.

12. Sludge Feed.

13. Retention Times.

14. Temperature.

15. Nutrients.

16. Alkalinity and pH.

17. Toxicity.

18. Mixing.

PART IV: PROCESS CONTROL AND TROUBLESHOOTING.

19. Upsets and Unstable Digesters.

20. Foam and Scum Production and Accumulation.

21. Supernatant.

22. Monitoring.

PART V: DIGESTERS.

23. Types of Anaerobic Digesters.

24. Anaerobic Digesters verses Aerobic Digesters.

References.

Abbreviations and Acronyms.

Chemical Compounds and Elements.

Glossary.

Index.

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