Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

Anaerobic digestion foaming causes – A review

By Nafsika Ganidi, Sean F. Tyrrel and Elise Cartmell

Abstract

Anaerobic digestion foaming has been encountered in several sewage treatment plants in the UK. Foaming has raised major concerns for the water companies due to significant impacts on process efficiency and operational costs. Several foaming causes have been identified over the past few years by researchers. However, the supporting experimental information is limited and in some cases absent. The present report aims to provide a detailed review of the current anaerobic digestion foaming problem and to identify gaps in knowledge regarding the theory of foam formation in anaerobic digesters

Topics: Anaerobic digestion, Foaming, Sludge
Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2009
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.biortech.2009.06.024
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk:1826/4772
Provided by: Cranfield CERES
Journal:

Suggested articles

Citations

  1. (2001). 2nd Generation Autothermal Thermophilic Aerobic Digestion: Conceptual Issues and doi
  2. Advanced Digestion in the UK – Technology Developments and Options for Optimisation of Sludge Assets. doi
  3. (1998). Anaerobic treatment of raw and preclarified potato-maize wastewaters in a UASB reactor. doi
  4. (2004). Dynamic mulpti-point measurement of foam behaviour for a continuous fermentation over a range of key process variables. doi
  5. (2000). Foaming behavior of mixed bovine serum albumin–protamine systems.
  6. (1992). Laboratory – scale investigation of foaming in anaerobic digesters. doi
  7. (2009). Limitation of the concentration of organic pollutants in sewage sludge for agricultural purposes: A case study in South Span. doi
  8. (1998). Operational aspects on foaming in digesters caused by Microthrix Parvicella. Water Science and Technology 38, 8-9, 29-34Ying G.G., doi
  9. (2002). Role of filamentous microorganisms in activated sludge foaming: relationship of mycolata levels to foaming initiation and stability. doi
  10. (2008). The effect of filamentous bacteria on foam production and stability. Colloids and Surfaces B: doi
  11. (2008). The effects of digestion temperature and temperature shock on the biogas yields from the mesophilic anaerobic digestion of swine manure. doi
  12. (2003). The microbiology of anaerobic digesters. doi

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.