Influence of phenols and furans released during thermal pretreatment of olive mill solid waste on its anaerobic digestion

Caroca, E.; Serrano, A.; Borja, R.; Jimenez, A.; Carvajal, A.; Braga, A. F. M.; Rodriguez-Gutierrez, G.; Fermoso, F. G.

Abstract

The application of thermal pretreatments to facilitate its anaerobic digestion has associated phenols and furans production, which are commonly identified as inhibitory compounds. Phenols and furans extraction can be done from a liquid phase produced after the thermal pretreatment. In the present study this dephenolized liquid phase (DLP) showed an increase of 42% in methane yield compared to the raw liquid phase (LP) demonstrating the inhibitor character of such compounds. The main extracted phenols and furans were: 3,4-Dihydroxyphenylglycol (DHPG), Hydroxytyrosol (HT), Tyrosol (Ty), Vanillic acid (AcV), Hydroxymethylfurfural (HMF), Vanillin (V) and Furfural (F).This study also aimed to evaluate the individual effect on methane production of these specific phenols and furans the within the mixture of several ones from LP. The evaluation of the individual compounds over the methanogenesis of a dephenolized liquid phase showed that only V was inhibitory on both methane yield and methane production rate. HMF had a significantly negative effect on methane yield, but improved the methane production rate instead. Ty, F, DHPG and HT favoured the methane yield and production rate. Additionally, it was observed that negative effect of some individual phenols and furans was counteracted by the positive effect of other compounds. (C) 2020 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Título según WOS: Influence of phenols and furans released during thermal pretreatment of olive mill solid waste on its anaerobic digestion
Título de la Revista: Waste Management
Volumen: 120
Editorial: PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Fecha de publicación: 2021
Página de inicio: 202
Página final: 208
DOI:

10.1016/j.wasman.2020.11.027

Notas: ISI