Kinetic Analysis of Digestate Slow Pyrolysis with the Application of the Master-Plots Method and Independent Parallel Reactions Scheme

The Importance of Digestate Slow-Pyrolysis Process
Coupling of anaerobic digestion and pyrolysis in integrated processes has become more and more interesting [1]. Anaerobic digestion is a very promising technology to be adopted for biomasses with important moisture content (at least more than 50%). The residue of the anaerobic digestion process is called digestate and contains ashes and components that cannot be decomposed eciently by the microbia, which are present in the anaerobic digestor (mainly belonging to the following species: Clostridium, Peptococcus, Bifidobacterium, Desulfovibrio, Corynebacterium, Lactobacillus, Actinomyces, Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Micrococcus, Bacillus, Pseudomonas, Selemonas, Veillonella, Sarcina, Desulfobacter, Desulfomonas, and Escherichia coli) [2].

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