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Modeling anaerobic digestion of microalgae using ADM1.


The coupling between a microalgal pond and an anaerobic digester is a promising alternative for sustainable energy production by transforming carbon dioxide into methane using solar energy. In this paper, we demonstrate the ability of the original ADM1 model and a modified version (based on Contois kinetics for the hydrolysis steps) to represent microalgae anaerobic digestion. Simulations were compared to experimental data of an anaerobic digester fed with Chlorella vulgaris. The modified ADM1 fits adequately the data for the considered 140 day experiment encompassing a variety of influent load and flow rates. It turns out to be a reliable predictive tool for optimising the coupling of microalgae with anaerobic digestion processes.
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hal-00848429 , version 1 (26-07-2013)


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Francis Mairet, Olivier Bernard, Monique Ras, Laurent Lardon, Jean-Philippe Steyer. Modeling anaerobic digestion of microalgae using ADM1.. Bioresource Technology, 2011, 102 (13), pp.6823--6829. ⟨hal-00848429⟩
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