Anaerobic co-digestion of cork based oil sorbent and cow manure or sludge

A.J. Cavaleiro, T.M. Neves, A.P. Guedes, M.M. Alves, P. Pinto, S.P. Silva, Diana Machado de Sousa

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Abstract

Cork, a material with great economic, social and environmental importance in Portugal, is also a good oil sorbent that can be used in the remediation of oil spills. The oil-impregnated cork can be easily removed, but requires further treatment. In the case of vegetable oil spills, anaerobic digestion may be a potential solution. This study aims to evaluate the effect of adding cork contaminated with sunflower oil as co-substrate in anaerobic digestion processes. Biodegradability assays were prepared with cow manure or sludge from a wastewater treatment plant, in the presence of five concentrations of oil-contaminated cork, between 200 and 1000 mg · L−1 as COD. Maxi-mum cumulative methane production increased with the amount of oily cork up to 41% and 101% in the assays with manure and sludge, respectively. Sporadic addition of cork contaminated with vegetable oil during anaerobic digestion of manure or sludge increases significantly the methane production of these processes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities - Selected Papers from the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2015
EditorsC. Vilarinho, F. Castro, M. Russo
PublisherCRC Press/Balkema
Pages43-48
ISBN (Print)9781138028821
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event3rd International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, Wastes 2015 - Viana do Castelo, Portugal
Duration: 14 Sep 201516 Sep 2015

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, Wastes 2015
CountryPortugal
CityViana do Castelo
Period14/09/1516/09/15

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Anaerobic digestion
Manures
Sorbents
Vegetable oils
Oil spills
Assays
Methane
Sunflower oil
Biodegradability
Remediation
Wastewater treatment
Economics
Substrates
Oils

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Cavaleiro, A. J., Neves, T. M., Guedes, A. P., Alves, M. M., Pinto, P., Silva, S. P., & Machado de Sousa, D. (2015). Anaerobic co-digestion of cork based oil sorbent and cow manure or sludge. In C. Vilarinho, F. Castro, & M. Russo (Eds.), Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities - Selected Papers from the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2015 (pp. 43-48). CRC Press/Balkema.
Cavaleiro, A.J. ; Neves, T.M. ; Guedes, A.P. ; Alves, M.M. ; Pinto, P. ; Silva, S.P. ; Machado de Sousa, Diana. / Anaerobic co-digestion of cork based oil sorbent and cow manure or sludge. Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities - Selected Papers from the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2015. editor / C. Vilarinho ; F. Castro ; M. Russo. CRC Press/Balkema, 2015. pp. 43-48
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Cavaleiro, AJ, Neves, TM, Guedes, AP, Alves, MM, Pinto, P, Silva, SP & Machado de Sousa, D 2015, Anaerobic co-digestion of cork based oil sorbent and cow manure or sludge. in C Vilarinho, F Castro & M Russo (eds), Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities - Selected Papers from the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2015. CRC Press/Balkema, pp. 43-48, 3rd International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, Wastes 2015, Viana do Castelo, Portugal, 14/09/15.

Anaerobic co-digestion of cork based oil sorbent and cow manure or sludge. / Cavaleiro, A.J.; Neves, T.M.; Guedes, A.P.; Alves, M.M.; Pinto, P.; Silva, S.P.; Machado de Sousa, Diana.

Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities - Selected Papers from the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2015. ed. / C. Vilarinho; F. Castro; M. Russo. CRC Press/Balkema, 2015. p. 43-48.

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Cavaleiro AJ, Neves TM, Guedes AP, Alves MM, Pinto P, Silva SP et al. Anaerobic co-digestion of cork based oil sorbent and cow manure or sludge. In Vilarinho C, Castro F, Russo M, editors, Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities - Selected Papers from the 3rd Edition of the International Conference on Wastes: Solutions, Treatments and Opportunities, 2015. CRC Press/Balkema. 2015. p. 43-48