The Progress in Anaerobic Digestion Models

  • YANG Shuangchun;DENG Dan;LIANG Dandan;PAN Yi
  • Department of Environmental and Biological Engineering, Liaoning Shihua University, Fushun 113001, Liaoning Province, China

Received date: 2012-06-14

  Revised date: 2012-07-29

  Online published: 2012-09-08


The anaerobic biological method is a process of low energy consumption and high efficiency to deal with high concentration organic wastewater. An anaerobic digestion model describes how the bacteria and the facultative anaerobic bacteria decompose the biodegradable organic in the sludge into carbon dioxide, methane and water under anaerobic conditions. As a structure model, it contains all procedures, including the production processes of decomposition and hydrolysis, acid, acetic acid and methane. In this paper, some sludge anaerobic digestion models are reviewed, such as the single-phase anaerobic digestion model (SP-ADM1), the Two-Phase Anaerobic Digestion Model (TP-ADM1), the combination of the Anaerobic Digestion and the Activated Sludge (ADM1-ASMs), the Sulfate Reduction of Anaerobic Digestion Model (SR-ADM1), the Nitrate Reduction of Anaerobic Digestion Expansion Model (NR-ADEM1), the Gas Production and its Expansion of the Anaerobic Digestion Model (GPAE-ADM1), the Sedimentation Tank of Anaerobic Digestion Model (ST-ADM1), and the Inhibition Kinetics of Anaerobic Digestion Model (IK-ADM1). In addition, the anaerobic digestion models are evaluated in comparison with the anaerobic digestion model 1, and some suggestions are made for future researches.

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YANG Shuangchun;DENG Dan;LIANG Dandan;PAN Yi . The Progress in Anaerobic Digestion Models[J]. Science & Technology Review, 2012 , 30(25) : 74 -79 . DOI: 10.3981/j.issn.1000-7857.2012.25.010