ISSN print edition: 0366-6352
ISSN electronic edition: 1336-9075
Registr. No.: MK SR 9/7
Investigation of kinetics of anaerobic digestion of Canary grass
Anna Kacprzak, Liliana Krzystek, Katarzyna Paździor, and Stanisław Ledakowicz
Department of Bioprocess Engineering, Faculty of Process and Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Lodz, Wolczanska 213, 90-924 Lodz, Poland
Abstract: The most promising technology to generate energy is the production of biogas from agricultural feedstock. This technology
allows obtaining high biogas yields per hectare. Biogas of high methane content can be produced from various kinds of energy
crops, animal manure, and other organic waste. This paper presents results of both biochemical methane potential (BMP) assay
of Canary grass (Phalaris canariensis) and its anaerobic co-digestion with cheese whey and glycerin fraction in a large laboratory scale as well as the kinetics
of both co-digestion and digestion of Canary grass alone. The suggested mathematical description of the anaerobic co-digestion
process gave satisfying conformity with the experimental data.
Keywords: biochemical methane potential – Canary grass – biogas
Full paper is available at www.springerlink.com.
Chemical Papers 66 (6) 550–555 (2012)