Biogas Capture from Wastewaters: The High-Rate Anaerobic Digesters

  • Tasneem Abbasi
  • S. M. Tauseef
  • S. A. AbbasiEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Environmental Science book series (BRIEFSENVIRONMENTAL, volume 2)


Starting with the introduction of anaerobic filter in 1967, a string of breakthroughs in anaerobic reactor design occurred during the late 1960s and early 1970s. These breakthroughs made it possible to extend the reach of anaerobic digestion from highly concentrated (in volatile organics content) manure slurry or sewage-sludge to much less concentrated industrial wastewaters. Later the reach was further extended to dilute wastewaters like domestic sewage and wash-waters.

The anaerobic digestion technology for handling wastewaters has by now advanced to such an extent that it is now possible to treat nearly all types of biodegradable wastewaters by employing one or the other type of high-rate anaerobic digester.

This chapter presents a state-of-the-art, bring out the sweep and the influence of anaerobic digestion vis a vis methane capture from wastewaters.


Anaerobic Digestion Granular Sludge Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket Anaerobic Reactor Active Biomass 
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  1. 1.Centre for Pollution Control and Environmental EngineeringPondicherry UniversityKalapetIndia

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