Effects of co-substrate on biogas production from cattle manure: a review

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Tufaner F., AVŞAR Y.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, vol.13, no.9, pp.2303-2312, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s13762-016-1069-1
  • Page Numbers: pp.2303-2312


This literature review surveys the previous and current researches on the co-digestion of anaerobic processes and examines the synergies effect of co-digestion with cattle manure. Furthermore, this review also pays attention to different operational conditions like operating temperature, organic loading rate (OLR), hydraulic retention time (HRT), chemical oxygen demand (COD) and volatile solid (VS) removal efficiency and biogas or methane production. This review shows that anaerobic mono-digestion of cattle manure usually causing poor performance and stability. Anaerobic studies were generally performed under mesophilic conditions maintained between 35 and 37 A degrees C. Organic waste loading rate generally ranges from 1 to 6 g VS-COD L-1 day(-1) stable condition in anaerobic digester. Generally, studies show that HRT for co-digestion of fruit-vegetables waste and industrial organic waste appears to exceed 20 days. However, the anaerobic co-digestion process is generally operated at HRT of between 10 and 20 days. VS and COD removal efficiency usually reaches up to 90 % due to co-digestion with different type organic waste. Methane-biogas production is generally obtained between 0.1 and 0.65 L CH4-biogas g(-1) VS.