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Testing the ability of ADM1 to represent the anaerobic digestion of microalgae

Abstract : The coupling between a microalgal pond and an anaerobic digester is a promising alternative for sustainable energy production by transforming carbon dioxide into methane using light energy. In this paper, we test the ability of the original ADM1 and a modified version (using Contois kinetics for the hydrolysis steps) to represent microalgae digestion. Simulations were compared to experimental data of an anaerobic digester fed with Chlorella vulgaris. The modified ADM1 fits adequately the data for the considered 140 day experiment, and turns out to be a reliable predictive tool.
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Francis Mairet, Olivier Bernard, Monique Ras, Laurent Lardon, Jean-Philippe Steyer. Testing the ability of ADM1 to represent the anaerobic digestion of microalgae. 8. IWA Symposium on Systems Analysis and Integrated Assessment, Jun 2011, San Sebastian, Spain. ⟨hal-02745226⟩



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