Anaerobic digestion

processes by which microorganisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen

Anaerobic digestion is the way microorganisms break down organic matter without oxygen.[1][2] This process happens naturally, but it is called anaerobic digestion when it is supported and contained.

An anaerobic digester is an industrial system that supports this process. Biodegradation to treat waste is one of the main purposes. Generating biogas to provide fuel is another. It also produces soil improving material.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Friends of the Earth Archived 2017-11-28 at the Wayback Machine FOE (2004 Anaerobic digestion Briefing of the breakdown of organic matter by anaerobic organisms in environments lacking oxygen
  2. Anaerobic Digestion Archived 2008-08-28 at the Wayback Machine Cardiff University Anaerobic Digestion Page
  3. Anaerobic Digestion Archived 2007-03-11 at the Wayback Machine Remade Scotland Anaerobic Digestion Page

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