Influence of Hydraulic Retention Time and Reactor Configuration During Fermentation of Diluted Chicken Manure

Dalkilic K., UĞURLU A.

APPLIED BIOCHEMISTRY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY, vol.181, no.1, pp.157-176, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


In this study, single-stage and two-phase semi-continuous thermophilic anaerobic reactors fed with diluted (3 % total solids (TS) and 1.8 % volatile solids (VS)) chicken manure at three different hydraulic retention times (HRTs) were compared interms of biogas production rate, methane content of the produced biogas, and VS and TS removal. Along the study, HRTs of 16, 12, and 8 days were implemented to the single-stage and the two-phase systems. It was observed that the single-stage anaerobic system was superior to the two-phase anaerobic system according to their biogas production rates (517 vs. 356, 551 vs. 359, 459 vs. 386 (mL/g VSfeed)) at all HRTs. On the other hand, methane content of the biogas produced was higher in the two-phase system compared to the single-stage system.