Biohydrogen Production and Hybrid Process Development for Food Waste explores the production of biohydrogen from food waste via anaerobic fermentation, focusing on effect factors, control methods, and optimization. The book introduces food waste treatment and disposal technologies, including the operational principles and process control. The authors discuss the use of aged refuse, including the effect of several key factors on anaerobic gas production rate. The real-life application of semi-continuous anaerobic rotary drum reactor (SARD) is examined and compared with conventional continuous stirred tank reactor (CSTR) and push-flow reactors, considering technical, economic, and environmental aspects. Process parameters optimization for enhancing biohydrogen yield are fully covered. Batch and pilot scale for bio-treatment of food wastes to optimize operation conditions and increase biogas yield, and the case of an anaerobic digestion equipment for simultaneous biohydrogen and methane production are also described in detailed. The book also discusses key factors in biohydrogen production from sewage sludge fermentation and new development of nutrition recovery from food waste.
- Covers the fundamentals and applications of the use of food waste for biohydrogen production through anaerobic digestion
- Explores core challenges of biohydrogen production operations, including details on process optimization and control, and multiple case studies grounded in current industrial practice
- Includes methodological perspectives comparing and contrasting approaches to biohydrogen production using anaerobic digestion with optimization techniques for production efficiency
1. Anaerobic Fermentation Process for Biohydrogen Production from Food Waste 2. Optimization of Biohydrogen Production with Additives and Inoculum from Food Waste 3. Pretreatment and Aged Refuse Dosage on Biohydrogen Production from Food Waste 4. Simultaneous Anaerobic Fermentation Biohydrogen and Biomethane Production from Food Waste 5. Combined Anaerobic Fermentation Biohydrogen and Biomethane Production for Sewage Sludge and Food Waste 6. Design and Optimization of Biohydrogen Production Reactor 7. New Development of Nutrition Recovery from Food Waste
Zhao Youcai is a professor of environmental engineering at the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He received his bachelor degree from Sichuan University, Chengdu, China (1984) and his Ph.D. from the Institute of Chemical Metallurgy (now Institute of Process Engineering), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (1989). He completed his post-doctoral research work at Fudan University, Shanghai, China and joined in Tongji University in 1991. He has also worked at Aristotle University, Greece; National University of Singapore, Singapore; Tulane University, USA; and Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland, for 4 years as research fellow or visiting professor. He has authored and co-authored 158 publications in peer-reviewed internationally recognized journals, 420 publications in China journals, and 6 English books, and has authored, co-authored, and edited 85 Chinese books. His research interests include treatment of municipal solid wastes, sewage and industrial sludge, hazardous wastes, polluted construction wastes, and industrial wastes.
Zhou Tao is an assistant research fellow of environmental engineering at School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He received his bachelor degree in Environmental Engineering from Guangxi University, Nanning, China, and his Ph.D. from Tongji University. He has authored and co-authored 10 peer-reviewed international papers, 5 Chinese papers, and 4 invited book chapters. His principal research interests lie in treatment and resource recovery of food waste and landfill leachate, as well odor pollution control.