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dc.contributor.authorCerrillo Moreno, Míriam
dc.contributor.authorViñas Canals, Marc
dc.contributor.authorBonmatí Blasi, August
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Electrònica
dc.identifier.citationCerrillo, M., Viñas , M., Bonmatí, A. Anaerobic digestion and electromethanogenic microbial electrolysis cell integrated system: Increased stability and recovery of ammonia and methane. "Renewable Energy", 1 Maig 2018, vol. 120, p. 178.
dc.description.abstract© 2017 Elsevier Ltd The integration of anaerobic digestion (AD) and a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) with an electromethanogenic biocathode is proposed to increase the stability and robustness of the AD process against organic and nitrogen overloads; to keep the effluent quality; to recover ammonium; and to upgrade the biogas. A thermophilic lab-scale AD, fed with pig slurry, was connected in series with the bioanode compartment of a two-chambered MEC. In turn, the biocathode of the MEC was poised at -800 mV vs Standard Hydrogen Electrode and fed with CO2 to increase the methane production of the system. After doubling its organic and nitrogen loading rate, the AD operation became stable thanks to the connection of a recirculation loop with the MEC effluent. Ammonium removal in the anode compartment of the MEC achieved 14.46 g N-NH4 + m-2 d-1, while obtaining on average 79 L CH4 m-3 d-1 through the conversion of CO2 in the cathode compartment. The microbial analysis showed that methylotrophic Methanossiliicoccaceae family (Methanomassiliicoccus genus) was the most abundant among the metabolically active archaea in the AD during the inhibited state; while, on the cathode, Methanobacteriaceae family (Methanobrevibacter and Methanobacterium genus) shared dominance with Methanomassiliicoccaceae and Methanotrichaceae families (Methanomassiliicoccus and Methanothrix genus, respectively).
dc.format.extent1 p.
dc.publisherElsevier Ltd
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Desenvolupament humà i sostenible::Enginyeria ambiental::Tractament dels residus
dc.subject.lcshAnaerobic digestion
dc.subject.otherAnaerobic digestion
dc.subject.otherBiogas upgrading
dc.titleAnaerobic digestion and electromethanogenic microbial electrolysis cell integrated system: Increased stability and recovery of ammonia and methane
dc.subject.lemacDigestió anaeròbia
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.citation.authorCerrillo, M.; Viñas, M.; Bonmatí, A.
local.citation.publicationNameRenewable Energy

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