American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Kinetic Models for Anaerobic Fermentation Processes-A Review

Emmanuel Amagu Echiegu

DOI : 10.3844/ajbbsp.2015.132.148

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology

Volume 11, Issue 3

Pages 132-148


A review of basic kinetic models describing the generation of biomass and utilization of substrates in anaerobic fermentation processes is presented as well as the stoichiometric and empirical models for the prediction of biogas production. The applications of these models to anaerobic reactor systems such as the CSTR, activated sludge, plug flow reactor, etc are also presented. These models are useful in the modeling of anaerobic digestion processes


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