Review of pre-treatments used in anaerobic digestion and their potential application in high-fat cattle slaughterhouse wastewater

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Harris, Peter W. and McCabe, Bernadette K.. 2015. "Review of pre-treatments used in anaerobic digestion and their potential application in high-fat cattle slaughterhouse wastewater." Applied Energy. 155, pp. 560-575. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.06.026
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Review of pre-treatments used in anaerobic digestion and their potential application in high-fat cattle slaughterhouse wastewater

ERA Journal ID4005
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsHarris, Peter W. (Author) and McCabe, Bernadette K. (Author)
Journal TitleApplied Energy
Journal Citation155, pp. 560-575
Number of Pages16
Year2015
PublisherElsevier
Place of PublicationKidlington, OX. United Kingdom
ISSN0306-2619
1872-9118
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2015.06.026
Abstract

This paper explores pre-treatment options for the anaerobic digestion (AD) of high-fat cattle slaughterhouse wastewater by assessing and attempting to compare pre-treatment methods used to treat various waste streams. The central focus on cattle slaughterhouse wastewater stems from the problematic nature of high fat, oil and grease (FOG) present in Australian red meat processing (RMP) waste
water.

Fully integrated abattoirs such as those operating in Australia typically produce wastewaters that carry
high FOG loads of 100–4000+ mg/L. While excessive levels of fat can be inhibitory to the AD process,
these fats contain a very high theoretical methane potential of 1014 L CH4/kg VS when compared with
carbohydrates at 370 L CH4/kg VS and proteins at 740 L CH4/kg VS. However, due to the hydrophobic
and inhibitory nature of fat, oil and grease, accessing this methane potential is difficult. This article serves
as a review of the literature in the field of pre-treatment of wastewaters and subsequent anaerobic digestion
with the goal of increasing biogas yield, with an emphasis on digestion of wastes high in fat, oil and
grease. This review covers mechanical pre-treatments including high-pressure homogenisation, ultrasonication
and electrokinetic disintegration, and other forms of pre-treatment including thermal, chemical,
thermochemical, and enzymatic hydrolysis, and biochemical emulsification. Biological pre-treatments,
also known as pre-hydrolysis and two stage digestion are briefly reviewed. The most significant considerations
for selecting a pre-treatment technology are the energy balance and costs. Therefore, this review
will also provide a commentary on the advantages and disadvantages of the pre-treatment methods
reviewed and conclude by evaluating their relative worth in pre-treating FOG.

Keywordsbiogas; anaerobic digestion; lipid; biomethane potential; abattoir; pre-treatment
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020400410. Wastewater treatment processes
300299. Agriculture, land and farm management not elsewhere classified
401102. Environmentally sustainable engineering
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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