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Author Pabon-Pereira, C.P.; Castanares, G.; van Lier, J.B. pdf  doi
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  Title An OxiTop (R) protocol for screening plant material for its biochemical methane potential (BMP) Type
  Year 2012 Publication Water Science And Technology Abbreviated Journal Water Sci. Technol.  
  Volume 66 Issue 7 Pages 1416-1423  
  Keywords anaerobic biodegradability; BMP test; energy crops; NaOH pellets; pretreatments  
  Abstract A protocol was developed for determining the biochemical methane potential (BMP) of plant material using the OxiTop (R) system. NaOH pellets for CO2 absorption and different pretreatment methods were tested for their influence in the BMP test. The use of NaOH pellets in the headspace of the bottle negatively affected the stability of the test increasing the pH and inhibiting methanization. Sample comminution increased the biodegradability of plant samples. Our results clearly indicate the importance of test conditions during the assessment of anaerobic biodegradability of plant material, considering BMP differences as high as 44% were found. Guidelines and recommendations are given for screening plant material suitable for anaerobic digestion using the OxiTop (R) system.  
  Address [Pabon Pereira, C. P.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: claudia.pabon@uai.cl  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Iwa Publishing Place of Publication Editor  
  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0273-1223 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes WOS:000308137500006 Approved  
  Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 239  
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