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Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Environmental sciences & ecology
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/2690
Kinetic Considerations on Thermophilic Digestion of Maize Silage at Different Feeding Modes
English
Golkowska, Katarzyna [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit >]
Sibisi-Beierlein, Nonjabulo [> >]
Greger, Manfred mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit >]
2012
Chemie Ingenieur Technik
VCH-Wiley
84
9
Yes
International
0009-286X
1522-2640
[en] anaerobic digestion ; energy crops ; modeling
[en] Digestion of maize silage in batch, semi-batch and continuous mode was investigated under similar experimental conditions with the aim to compare the degradation kinetics. The modeling with the 1st order equation shows that despite the ensiling pre-treatment the disintegration/hydrolysis step determines the total degradation rate of the substrate. The results confirmed an extremely high adatation capability of anaerobic biocenosis to increased feeding frequency, rather than to higher but less frequent loadings. 2-3 times higher degradation rates were observed for triple feeding frequency. On the other hand an increase in organic loading within the same feeding mode always resulted in reduction of digestion rate.
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/2690
10.1002/cite.201100242

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