Anaerobic treatability and biogas production potential studies of different agro-industrial wastewaters in Turkey

DEMİRER G. N., Duran M., ERGUDER T. H., GÜVEN E., Ugurlu O., TEZEL U.

BIODEGRADATION, vol.11, no.6, pp.401-405, 2000 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1023/a:1011659705369
  • Journal Name: BIODEGRADATION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.401-405
  • Keywords: anaerobic treatment, cheese whey, olive-oil mills, poultry breeding, MILL WASTE-WATER, DIGESTION, WHEY
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The anaerobic treatability and methane generation potential of the wastewaters of the three important agro-industries in Turkey, namely, cheese-making, poultry breeding and the olive-oil mill industries were studied. Biochemical methane potential (BMP) experiments were conducted for different initial chemical oxygen demand (COD) concentrations. The results indicate that anaerobic treatment was possible for all the wastewaters studied and the biogas produced had a high methane content.