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Anaerobic Digestion

Complex Process
Biological
degradation of
organic matter in Multiple Biochemical
reactions
Sequential and
simultaneous reactions
Multiple groups of
bacteria

absence of oxygen
Lignocellulosic Biomass Pretreatment

To improve
Offer the
Disrupt the and
microorganisms a
structure accelerate
larger surface area
degradation
Biomass
Waste Paper
Collected from recycle bins at School of
Engineering
Cut by a office shredder in 0.6 x 29.7
pieces

Algae
Pelvetia canaliculata
Harvest in the Isle of Bute
Results up to date

Waste paper pretreatment


Pretreated paper for 6 hours improves the biogas
production through by 19.43%

Pretreated
524.48 ml/gTS

Beating
pretreatment

Untreated
439.17 ml/gTS