This study evaluates the effect of aeration pretreatment to prepare an inoculum for H2 and CH4 production in a two-stage process. Moreover, the biochemical hydrogen potential and biochemical methane potential of waste from the food industry in a two-stage process was assessed. The results confirmed the possibility of using an aerobic stress for selecting a hydrogen-producing inoculum. The inoculum was fairly stable since no hydrogenotrophic-methanogenic activity was observed in 25days. The yields measured using glucose as substrate were of approximately 160 and 280NmLH2gCOD-1 of glucose for hydrogen and methane, respectively, which are in agreement with other studies using heat-shock for the pretreatment of the inoculum. When waste of the food industry (wheat milling) was used as substrate, a lower H2 yield was achieved by the aerobically-pretreated inoculum if compared to heat-shock; however, when combined with methane production in a two-stage process, much higher CH4 yield was achieved. © 2014 Elsevier Ltd.
|Titolo:||Evaluation of aeration pretreatment to prepare an inoculum for the two-stage hydrogen and methane production process|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|