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Kinetic Models for Anaerobic Fermentation Processes-A Review

Emmanuel Amagu Echiegu1
  • 1 University of Nigeria, Nigeria

Abstract

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.

American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology
Volume 11 No. 3, 2015, 132-148

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajbbsp.2015.132.148

Submitted On: 2 November 2014 Published On: 24 July 2015

How to Cite: Echiegu, E. A. (2015). Kinetic Models for Anaerobic Fermentation Processes-A Review. American Journal of Biochemistry and Biotechnology, 11(3), 132-148. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajbbsp.2015.132.148

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Keywords

  • Kinetic Models
  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Microbial Growth
  • Substrate Utilization
  • CSTR
  • Plug Flow Reactors