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Biochemical methane potential (BMP) of solid organic substrates: evaluation of anaerobic biodegradability using data from an international interlaboratory study

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2011-08-01
Raposo, F.
Fernandez-Cegri, V.
De la Rubia, M. A.
Borja, R.
Beline, F.
Cavinato, C.
Demirer, Göksel Niyazi
Fernandez, B.
Fernandez-Polanco, M.
Frigon, J. C.
Ganesh, R.
Kaparaju, P.
Koubova, J.
Mendez, R.
Menin, G.
Peene, A.
Scherer, P.
Torrijos, M.
Uellendahl, H.
Wierinck, I.
de Wildep, V.
BACKGROUND: This paper describes results obtained for different participating research groups in an interlaboratory study related to biochemical methane potential (BMP). In this research work, all experimental conditions influencing the test such as inoculum, substrate characteristics and experimental conditions were investigated. The study was performed using four substrates: three positive control substrates (starch, cellulose and gelatine), and one raw biomass material (mung bean) at two different inoculum to substrate ratios (ISR).