The role of process configuration in the performance of anaerobic systems

Richard E. Speece, Metin Duran, Goksel Demirer, Henry Zhang, Thomas Distefano

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Many studies on biological systems have been conducted. These studies have demonstrated that subtle differences in process configuration such as phasing, staging, biofilms, granules, gas phase management, and combinations thereof can profoundly impact anaerobic process performance. Possible reasons for these differences as well as examples of various studies are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-547
Number of pages9
JournalWater Science and Technology
Issue number6-7
StatePublished - 1997
EventProceedings of the 1997 8th IAWQ International Conference on Anaerobic Digestion - Sendai, Jpn
Duration: May 25 1997May 29 1997


  • Anaerobic processes
  • Process configuration
  • Process performance


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