Biogas upgrading and ammonia recovery from livestock manure digestates in a combined electromethanogenic biocathode—hydrophobic membrane system
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Anaerobic digestion process can be improved in combination with bioelectrochemical systems in order to recover energy and resources from digestates. An electromethanogenic microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) coupled to an ammonia recovery system based on hydrophobic membranes (ARS-HM) has been developed in order to recover ammonia, reduce organic matter content and upgrade biogas from digested pig slurry. A lab-scale dual-chamber MEC was equipped with a cation exchange membrane (CEM) and ARS with a hydrophobic membrane in the catholyte recirculation loop, to promote ammonia migration and absorption in an acidic solution.
CitationCerrillo, M.; Burgos, L.; Bonmatí, A. Biogas upgrading and ammonia recovery from livestock manure digestates in a combined electromethanogenic biocathode—hydrophobic membrane system. "Energies", 2 Gener 2021, vol. 14, núm. 503, p. 503:1-503:12.