Effects of Ultrasonic Pretreatment on Biogas Production through Anaerobic Digestion; a Study of the Feedstock Characteristics on Overall Energy Efficiency and Methane Yield

The involve company requires improvements to alternate energy systems, such as biogas production by anaerobic production. The present team work for a common front to expand the present knowledge for increasing the present profitability of the process. Recently, the idea of pretreating the sludge with ultrasonic wave to allow an increase of biogas production and a lower retention time in biodigester as creates a new infatuation for biogas production through anaerobic digestion. The following research proposal is to answer several questions concerning the ultrasonic pretreatment of biodigester feedstock characteristic (biomass and waste). The variable of interest here is feedstock characteristic through overall energy efficiency and methane yield changes.

Faculty Supervisor:

Dr. Animesh Dutta


Maxime Moisan


6242189 Canada Inc.




Alternative energy


University of Guelph



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