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IJESD 2017 Vol.8(11): 762-766 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2017.8.11.1053

Effect of Temperature on Biohydrogen and Biomethane Productions by Anaerobic Digestion of Sugar Beet by-Products

K. Aboudi, X. Gómez-Quiroga, C. J. Álvarez-Gallego, J. M. Quiroga-Alonso, and L. I. Romero-García
Abstract—This work analyzes the effect of temperature on the anaerobic digestion of sugar beet by-products for both biohydrogen and biomethane production. The findings demonstrate that the anaerobic process was significantly affected by the increase in temperature from mesophilic to thermophilic or hyper-thermophilic conditions. Therefore, it was found that the mesophilic temperature was more suitable for the anaerobic digestion of sugar beet by-products, using either the raw feedstock or the pretreated feedstock at higher temperatures. The specific production of biohydrogen from thermophilic acidogenic digester was 1.7 fold higher than that obtained from the hyper-thermophilic one. Moreover, when raw feedstock was used in single stage digesters, a methane production rate of 0.55 LCH4/Lr*d was obtained from the mesophilic digester, which was 45% higher than that of the thermophilic one. It has been observed that the increase in temperature led to a high accumulation of volatile and long chain fatty acids, inhibiting and slowing down the anaerobic process.

Index Terms—Anaerobic digestion, inhibition, sugar beet by-products, temperature.

K. Aboudi, C. J. Álvarez-Gallego, and L. I. Romero-García are with the Department of Chemical Engineering and Food Technology, Faculty of Sciences, Campus de Puerto Real, University of Cádiz, Spain (e-mail: kaoutar.aboudi@uca.es, carlosjose.alvarez@uca.es, luisisidoro.romero@uca.es).
X. Gómez-Quiroga was with Department of Chemical Engineering and Food Technology, Faculty of Sciences, Campus de Puerto Real, University of Cádiz, Spain (e-mail: xiomara.gomez@uca.es).
J. M. Quiroga-Alonso is with the Department of Environmental Technology, Faculty of Marine and Environmental Sciences, Campus de Puerto Real. University of Cádiz, Spain (e-mail: josemaria.quiroga@uca.es).

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Cite: K. Aboudi, X. Gómez-Quiroga, C. J. Álvarez-Gallego, J. M. Quiroga-Alonso, and L. I. Romero-García, "Effect of Temperature on Biohydrogen and Biomethane Productions by Anaerobic Digestion of Sugar Beet by-Products," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 8, no. 11, pp. 762-766, 2017.

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