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Influence of trace elements in the generation of biogas from wastewater treatment

Grant number: 16/24526-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): May 01, 2017
Effective date (End): April 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Sanitary Engineering - Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Marcelo Loureiro Garcia
Grantee:Lauren Nozomi Marques Yabuki
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências e Ciências Exatas (IGCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:15/06246-7 - Biorefinery concept applied to biological wastewater treatment plants: environmental pollution control coupled with material and energy recovery, AP.TEM


AbstractNowadays, society is facing a series of challenges such as global warming, intensified by the emission of gases from burning fossil fuels for energy generation, and environmental pollution. In face of increasing energy demand, the intense development of alternative energy sources is necessary in order to minimize existing environmental problems. In this context, a factory complex similar to an oil refinery has been proposed, called "biorefinery" capable of (i) producing bioenergy, biofuels and various types of high added value products and (ii) promoting the control of environmental pollution of water resources. During the anaerobic biological process of conversion of constituents, especially organic matter, to the desired final products, it is important to identify the trace elements and their respective concentrations, as these can have a direct influence on the performance of biotechnology. This postdoctoral research project aims to make feasible methodologies for the determination of trace elements in anaerobic reactors within the framework of the linked Thematic Project, so that this characterization of trace elements can contribute to the maximization of energy production, especially in the form of biogas.Keywords: wastewater, bioenergy, biogas, trace elements, anaerobic reactors. (AU)

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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
NOGUEIRA, ELIS WATANABE; DE GODOI, LEANDRO AUGUSTO GOUVEA; YABUKI, LAUREN NOZOMI MARQUES; BRUCHA, GUNTHER; DAMIANOVIC, MARCIA HELENA RISSATO ZAMARIOLLI. Sulfate and metal removal from acid mine drainage using sugarcane vinasse as electron donor: Performance and microbial community of the down-flow structured-bed bioreactor. Bioresource Technology, v. 330, . (15/06246-7, 16/24526-0)
YABUKI, L. N. M.; QUELUZ, J. G. T.; GARCIA, M. L.. Assessment of phase distribution and removal of metals in anaerobic digesters. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, v. 19, n. 1, p. 463-474, . (15/06246-7, 17/18075-8, 16/24526-0)

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