anaerobic digestion

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anaerobic digestion

n
the conversion of biodegradable waste matter into compost in the absence of oxygen
anaerobic digester n
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The man's death was initially attributed to methane, a physiologically inert gas produced through anaerobic decomposition of organic matter in manure and released through liquid manure.
The natural degradation of livestock wastes during storage emits CH4 to the atmosphere owing to anaerobic decomposition of organic matter.
Broad areas of the bottom are sometimes carpeted with a thick layer of viscous, gelatinous goo, a result of anaerobic decomposition.
Dealing with the same amount per sample (80% glycerin and 20% pig manure), Nuchdang and Phalakornkule (2012) registered that the ratio of propionic and butyric acid in the sample did not indicate any imbalance in anaerobic decomposition.
Anaerobic decomposition of a native and an exotic submersed macrophyte in two tropical reservoirs.
and biological (aerobic and anaerobic decomposition, enzymatic decolourization, etc.
Anaerobic decomposition of organic materials containing sulphur and nitrogen produces odorous compounds such as hydrogen sulphide, amines and volatile fatty acids.
The highest emissions came from the tropics, especially the Amazon region, where the bottom waters and sediments tend to be oxygen-free, leading to anaerobic decomposition that contributes significantly to methane production.
By utilizing a patented wind flumes design, it's able to prevent anaerobic decomposition, which is what causes the odor that attracts flies.
Anaerobic decomposition of other waste and their mixtures has lower volume of biogas FMW--17%, FVW--22%, FW 29% VMW--34% in VW--41%.
I am continually surprised how many people don't understand the basic rotting process, the difference between aerobic and anaerobic decomposition.
Because the bags are breathable, anaerobic decomposition is limited and there is no smell.