Anaerobic digestion: impact of future greenhouse gases mitigation policies on methane generation and usage

Greenfield, P.F. and Batstone, D.J. (2005) Anaerobic digestion: impact of future greenhouse gases mitigation policies on methane generation and usage. Water Science And Technology, 52 1-2: 39-47.

Author Greenfield, P.F.
Batstone, D.J.
Title Anaerobic digestion: impact of future greenhouse gases mitigation policies on methane generation and usage
Journal name Water Science And Technology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0273-1223
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 52
Issue 1-2
Start page 39
End page 47
Total pages 9
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher I W A Publishing
Language eng
Abstract The debate as to whether carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and other greenhouse gas emissions will become subject to increasing regulation, increased restrictions, and probably to some form of carbon tax, has moved from a simple "yes" or "no" to "when". Wastewater treatment plants will be significantly impacted by increased energy costs and by specific regulations and/or penalties associated with emissions of methane and nitrous oxide. In this paper, the greenhouse gases emissions of different wastewater process options are estimated. The paper outlines the increasing need for wastewater treatment plants to factor greenhouse gas mitigation issues into their medium- as and long-term strategies, and identifies anaerobic enhouse as processes as being at the core of such strategies. Further, the paper identifies a number of key research challenges to be addressed if such strategies are to play a larger role in attenuating the likely impacts of GHG mitigation requirements on wastewater treatment plant design and operation.
Keyword Engineering, Environmental
Environmental Sciences
Water Resources
Greenhouse gases
Wastewater treatment
Anaerobic processes
Renewable energy
Waste-water Treatment
Sequencing Batch Reactor
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Advanced Water Management Centre Publications
 
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