The objective of this research work is to analyse the potential use of halophytes as biofilter to decrease contaminants in water and their further use for biogas production through an anaerobic digestion process. This is an environmentally friendly method where plants are used for biofiltration and besides the plant material used as substrate produces biogas which is a renewable energy source (Fig. 1).
Halophytes are plants that tolerate high concentrations of soluble salt in their environments. Since most wastewaters contain dissolved salts and halophytes are able to uptake and store salt in their tissues, it is important to study the salt inhibition during the fermentation process.
Ariel E. Turcios1,2 , Dirk Weichgrebe3 , Jutta Papenbrock1. Effect of salt and sodium concentration on the anaerobic methanisation of the halophyte Tripolium pannonicum. Biomass and Bioenergy, Volume 87, 2016, Pages 69–77.Show Affiliations
- Institute of Botany, Leibniz University Hannover, Herrenhäuserstr. 2, D-30419, Hannover, Germany.
- Facultad de Agronomía, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Guatemala.
- Institute for Sanitary Engineering and Waste Management, Leibniz University Hannover, Appelstr. 9a, D-30167, Hannover, Germany
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