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Improving the hydrogen production from coffee waste through hydrothermal pretreatment, co-digestion and microbial consortium bioaugmentation

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Villa Montoya, Alejandra Carolina [1] ; da Silva Mazareli, Raissa Cristina [1] ; Silva, Edson Luiz [2] ; Amancio Varesche, Maria Bernadete [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Hydraul & Sanitat, Lab Biol Proc, Sao Carlos Sch Engn, Campus 2, BR-13563120 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Ctr Exact Sci & Technol, Dept Chem Engn, BR-13565905 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: BIOMASS & BIOENERGY; v. 137, JUN 2020.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Solid waste (pulp and husk) and wastewater from post-harvest coffee processing contain high carbohydrate content, which can be used in biofuel production. However, the recalcitrance of lignocellulosic material in the pulp and husk, in addition to the polyphenols in wastewater limits its application. The objective of this research was to evaluate the coffee processing waste for H-2 production. The experiments were carried out in batch reactors analyzing the co-digestion of: (1) wastewater with pulp and husk in natura or ground, (2) pulp and husk pretreated in the hydrothermal system and (3) liquid fraction from pretreatment of the pulp and husk in the hydrothermal system. The severity factor of the pulp and husk hydrothermal pretreatment was between 3.2 and 4.2, in addition to bioaugmentation of the autochthonous consortium (bacteria and fungi) from the waste. The highest H-2 production potential of 8 mL was obtained by co-digestion of pretreated pulp and husk in severity 3.5 with coffee processing wastewater. Pulp and husk pretreatment with the hydrothermal system at 180 degrees C for 15 min favored in increased 20% cellulose, 14% hemicellulose, and 31% lignin. Hydrothermal pretreatment and waste co-digestion improved up to 7 times the H-2 production when compared to in natura waste. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 16/20047-0 - Assessment of physicochemical and phylogenetic features in the hydrogen production and Homoacetogenesis from wastes of coffee processing
Grantee:Alejandra Carolina Villa Montoya
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 15/06246-7 - Biorefinery concept applied to biological wastewater treatment plants: environmental pollution control coupled with material and energy recovery
Grantee:Marcelo Zaiat
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants