Water Res 2021 Mar 19;197:117072. Epub 2021 Mar 19.
State Key Laboratory of Pollution Control and Resource Reuse, School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, 200092, China; Shanghai Institute of Pollution Control and Ecological Security, Shanghai, 200092, China. Electronic address:
The usefulness of waste activated sludge (WAS) as an energy source is limited by the poor generation efficiency of methane from WAS, which is mainly due to the complex nature of sludge and low abundance of functional microbes. In this study, the interfacial thermodynamics, electron transfer and microbial community of sludge were investigated to reveal the enhancing effects of isoelectric-point (pI) pretreatment on the efficiency of methane generation from WAS. Experimentally, after pI pretreatment, the methane production potential, maximum methane production rate and maximum methane proportion in the biogas increased by 122. Read More