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Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Ligno-Cellulosic degradation products - Wood Resin Residue from Tannin Production
Gregor Draago Zupančič, Mario Panjicko, Domagoj Eršek, Goran Lukić, Žiga Velišček, Martin Gojun, 2018, published scientific conference contribution

Abstract: Tannin is a very versatile industrial material used for many applications. During tannin production, a residue is produced, which consists of 10 – 15 % sodium acetate solution with up to 10 % water-soluble wood resins by mass. Since it contains a high portion of acetate, it can be useful for anaerobic digestion to produce biomethane, whereas wood resins may exhibit inhibitory effects. In order to test the biodegradability of wood resin residue, several batch tests were performed with two approaches. In the first approach, co-digestion with corn-silage and animal waste was performed utilizing suspended biomass inoculum. In the second approach, co-digestion with pulp and paper wastewater was performed utilizing granular biomass inoculum. In the first approach, the results showed partial inhibition of degradation using mixtures of 25.6 % and total inhibition using 100.0 % of wood resin. Maximum biodegradability achieved was 83.4 %. In the second approach, the results showed partial inhibition of degradation using mixtures of 1.7 and 3.3 % of wood resin. Maximum biodegradability achieved was 64.3 %. Because the second approach enabled us to process larger quantities of wood resin (larger COD load), a pilot experiment of anaerobic co-digestion with pulp and paper wastewater was performed, utilising similar conditions to the considered full-scale treatment. The results showed COD degradation between 70.1 and 81.7 % and a potential increase in total produced biomethane of 36 – 39 %, with no significant adverse effects. Wood resin residue yielded 45 – 50 m3 of biomethane per tonne, which exhibits a good potential for biomethane production. If used for biomethane production in pulp and paper wastewater treatment, the valorisation value of the wood resin residue is between 54,500 € and 94,000 €, which makes the presented treatment also an economically viable option.
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Keywords: Anaerobic digestion, biomethane production, wood resin residue
Published: 11.03.2020; Views: 211; Downloads: 0
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