A review of high-solid anaerobic digestion (HSAD): from transport phenomena to process design

Li, W. et al. (2023) A review of high-solid anaerobic digestion (HSAD): from transport phenomena to process design. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 180, 113305. (doi: 10.1016/j.rser.2023.113305)

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High-solid anaerobic digestion (HSAD) is an attractive organic waste disposal method for bioenergy recovery and climate change mitigation. The development of HSAD is facing several challenges such as low biogas and methane yields, low reaction rates, and ease of process inhibition due to low mass diffusion and mixing limitations of the process. Therefore, the recent progress in HSAD is critically reviewed with a focus on transport phenomena and process modelling. Specifically, the work discusses hydrodynamic phenomena, biokinetic mechanisms, HSAD-specific reactor simulations, state-of-the-art multi-stage reactor designs, industrial ramifications, and key parameters that enable sustained operation of HSAD processes. Further research on novel materials such as bio-additives, adsorbents, and surfactants can augment HSAD process efficiency, while ensuring the stability. Additionally, a generic simulation tool is of urgent need to enable a better coupling between biokinetic phenomena, hydrodynamics, and heat and mass transfer that would warrant HSAD process scale-up.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:This work was financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 21878313), Science and Technology Program of Guiyang City ([2020]-18-8); Science and Technology Program of Guanshanhu District ([0F3]). Siming You acknowledges the financial support from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Programme Grant (EP/V030515/1) and the Royal Society International Exchange Scheme (EC\NSFC\211175). Rohit Gupta acknowledges the Royal Society Newton International Fellowship (NIF\R1\211013).
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:You, Dr Siming and Gupta, Dr Rohit and Connelly, Dr Stephanie
Authors: Li, W., Gupta, R., Zhang, Z., Cao, L., Li, Y., Show, P. L., Gupta, V. K., Kumar, S., Lin, K.-Y. A., Varjani, S., Connelly, S., and You, S.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Infrastructure and Environment
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Systems Power and Energy
Journal Name:Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
ISSN (Online):1879-0690
Published Online:25 April 2023
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2023 The Authors
First Published:First published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 180: 113305
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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
309846Decentralised water technologiesWilliam SloanEngineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC)EP/V030515/1ENG - Infrastructure & Environment