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    Anaerobic Digestion (AD)
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    Anaerobic Digestion Experiments


      Anaerobic digestion is a biological process in which materials are broken down, in the absence of oxygen, by microorganisms. The process is used for waste management, energy production (biogas) and the fertilizer industry.

      Background Information

    • Anaerobic digestion [View Resource]
    • Introduction to Biogas and Anaerobic Digestion [View Resource]
    • Anaerobic Digestion Glossary of Terms [View Resource]
    • Biogas [View Resource]
    • Digestate [View Resource]
    • Anaerobic digestion [View Resource]
    • Anerobic digestion and biogas [View Resource]
    • The Official Information Portal on Anaerobic Digestion [View Resource]
    • Anaerobic Digestion Basics [View Resource]

      K-12 Experiments, Labs, and Science Fair Projects

    • Biogas Science Fair Projects (Urdu) [View Experiment]
    • From Trash to Gas: Biomass Energy [View Experiment]
    • Waste-to-Energy Technology Science Fair Projects and Experiments [View Experiment]
    • Can households effectively turn organic waste into usable energy using anaerobic digestion? [View Experiment]

      College Experiments, Labs, Studies and Articles

    • Anaerobic digestion, storage, oligolysis, lime, heat and aerobic treatment of livestock manures [View Experiment]
    • Arrowbio process integrates preprocessing and advanced anaerobic digestion to recover recyclables and generate energy [View Experiment]
    • Anaerobic codigestion of sewage sludge and rice straw [View Experiment]
    • Siloxanes in Landfill and Digester Gas Update [View Experiment]
    • Anaerobic digestion experiment using cynara cardunculus l. stalks [View Experiment]
    • Anaerobic digestion of olive mill wastewater [View Experiment]
    • A Lab Bench Scale Anaerobic Digester [View Experiment]
    • Pig slurry treatment strategy in a high livestock concentration area: anaerobic digestion as the key process [View Experiment]
    • Escherichia coli inactivation kinetics in anaerobic digestion of dairy manure under moderate, mesophilic and thermophilic temperatures [View Experiment]
    • Influence of temperature fluctuation on thermophilic anaerobic digestion of municipal organic solid waste [View Experiment]
    • Technological Parameters of Exceed Sludge Anaerobic Digestion in Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant [View Experiment]
    • How Does Poly(hydroxyalkanoate) Affect Methane Production from the Anaerobic Digestion of Waste-Activated Sludge? [View Experiment]

      Theses and Dissertations

    • Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste [View Experiment]
    • Dry anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste and digestate management strategies [View Thesis]
    • Anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste in thermophilic continuous operation [View Thesis]
    • Treatment of wine distillery wastewaters by high rate anaerobic digestion and submerged membrane systems [View Thesis]
    • Chemical oxygen demand (COD) reduction efficiency and kinetic evaluation of anaerobic digestion process of palm oil mill effluent (POME) in anaerobic bench scale reactor (ABSR) [View Thesis]


    • Removal of hydrogen sulfide from anaerobic digester gas (US Patent 5976373, 1999) [View Patent]
    • Two-phase anaerobic digestion of carbonaceous organic materials (US Patent 5500123, 1996) [View Patent]
    • Anaerobic digestion tanks with digesting mechanism (US Patent 277223, 1956) [View Patent]

      See Also

    • Build Your Biogas Generator [View Experiment]
    • Waste-to-Energy [View Experiment]

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