Anaerobic Digestion for Use in the Pulp and Paper Industry and Other Sectors: An Introductory Mini-Review

Anlong Zhang, Jing Shen, Yonghao Ni


Anaerobic digestion is a well-established biological process for converting biomass in waste streams into a renewable energy source, and it also contributes to the treatment of these waste streams. In this introductory mini-review, some fundamental aspects of anaerobic digestion for use in the pulp and paper industry and other sectors are briefly summarized. The contents include the basics of anaerobic digestion, feedstocks, key process parameters, and typical anaerobic digesters/reactors and their representative manufactures. Fostering the more efficient and widespread commercial use of anaerobic digestion technologies would be a critical strategy to address the issues of energy, the environment, and sustainability.


Anaerobic digestion; Biogas; Pulp and paper industry

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