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Anaerobic digestion of hydrothermal liquefaction wastewater from spent coffee grounds

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Dias, M. E. [1] ; Oliveira, G. H. D. [1] ; Couto, P. T. [1] ; Dussan, K. J. [2] ; Zaiat, M. [1] ; Ribeiro, R. [3] ; Stablein, M. J. [4] ; Watson, J. T. [4] ; Zhang, Y. [4] ; Tommaso, G. [3]
Total Authors: 10
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Ctr Res Dev & Innovat Environm Engn, Sao Carlos Sch Engn EESC, Lab Biol Proc, 1100 Joao Dagnone Ave, BR-13563120 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Sao Paulo State Univ UNESP, Inst Chem IQ, Araraquara Campus 55, Prof Francisco Degni St, BR-14800060 Araraquara, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Fac Anim Sci & Food Engn FZEA, Lab Environm Biotechnol, 225 N Duque Caxias Ave, BR-13635900 Pirassununga, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Illinois, Dept Agr & Biol Engn, 1304 W Penn Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 - USA
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: BIOMASS & BIOENERGY; v. 148, MAY 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Spent coffee grounds (SCG) are high water content lignocellulosic residues generated in large amounts by the instant coffee production industry. Recent interest in the use of SCG as biomass for biocrude oil production via hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) pointed to the generation of an aqueous effluent rich in organic matter of high aromaticity, denominated post hydrothermal wastewater (PHWW). The anaerobic digestion of PHWW was investigated as a treatment option and was evaluated for its energy recovery potential through methane production. Sequencing batch reactors were subjected to increasing initial chemical oxygen demand (COD) levels from 1000 mg COD L-1 to 8000 mg COD L-1, to allow for gradual biomass adaptation to the substrate recalcitrance and toxicity. The highest COD removal rate was observed for an initial COD level of 4000 mg COD L-1. Under this condition, the average methane yield was 187 +/- 13 mLCH(4) g(-1) CODadded, with average COD and total phenols removal efficiencies of 60 +/- 1% and 48 +/- 4%, respectively. A kinetic evaluation revealed that the methane yield decreased sharply for initial phenolic compounds concentrations above 900 mg GAE L-1. Methane production represented a 22.8% increase in the energy recovered from SCG. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/06246-7 - Biorefinery concept applied to biological wastewater treatment plants: environmental pollution control coupled with material and energy recovery
Grantee:Marcelo Zaiat
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/12486-6 - Anaerobic digestion of oil production via hydrothermal liquefaction of cyanobacterias
Grantee:Giovana Tommaso
Support type: Program for Research on Bioenergy (BIOEN) - Regular Program Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/21529-8 - Study of the use of ADM1 model as platform of modeling for different configurations of reactors used in the anaerobic treatment of vinasse
Grantee:Pamela Talita do Couto
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 18/16268-6 - Anaerobic digestion of post hydrothermal liquefaction wastewater of spent coffee grounds
Grantee:Maria Eduarda Simões Dias
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Master