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Table 4 Comparative performance of dry anaerobic digestion of cow manure and wheat straw

From: A start-up of psychrophilic anaerobic sequence batch reactor digesting a 35 % total solids feed of dairy manure and wheat straw

Substrate and inoculum Temperature (°C) TS (%) ISR OLR (g TCOD kg−1 inoculum day−1) Retention time (days) SMY (NL CH4 kg−1 VS) References
Cow feces and wheat straw 20 35 4.1–4.5 3.0 21 187.9 ± 16.5 This study
Cow feces and wheat straw 20 27 3.0 3.0 21 182.9 ± 16.9 Massé and Saady (2015c)
Cow feces and wheat straw 20 27 2.5 4.0 21 187.3 ± 18.4 Saady and Massé (2015)
Cow feces and wheat straw 20 27 1.7 5.0 21 163.6 ± 39.5 Saady and Massé (2015)
Cow feces and wheat straw 20 27 1.4 6.0 21 150.8 ± 32.9 Saady and Massé (2015)
Cow feces and wheat straw 20 27 1.7 7.0 21 147.1 ± 17.2 Massé and Saady (2015a)
Cow feces and wheat straw 20 27 1.4 8.0 21 143.2 ± 11.7 Massé and Saady (2015a)
CM:WWS (2:3 mass ratio) 35 16 0.2 0.35a 63 328 Li et al. (2011a)
Aerobically pre-treated SM, agricultural residues 35 28 NR 0.28b 130 55 Di Maria et al. (2012)
35 28 NR 0.28b 65 22
DM and SG 55 15 0.2 NR 62 28c Ahn et al. (2010)
Rice straw and corn stover inoculated with (1:1) sewage sludge: pig manure   15   NR 156 346 Sun et al. (1987)
  20   NR 156 339
26–28 25 0.2 NR 168 382
  30   NR 198 423
  35   NR 198 34
85 % BM plus 15 % GS 35 28 NR 0.9 100 227c Schäfer et al. (2006)
Beef manure plus straw 32 18 NR 3.2 28 181c Schäfer et al. (2006)
SM, turnip rape straw and wheat straw 35 16 NR NR 120 122c Schäfer et al. (2006)
DM, straw, and oat husk 38 17 NR 3.4 22 160c Schäfer et al. (2006)
DM, straw, and oat husk 38 17 NR 4.1 22 84 Schäfer et al. (2006)
Fresh HM and straw 37 20 0.2 NR 28 146 Kusch et al. (2008)
37 20 0.2 NR 42 175
37 20 0.2 NR 72 208
  1. BM beef manure, CM cow manure, DM dairy manure, GS grass silage, HM Horse manure, PM poultry manure, SG switchgrass, SM swine manure, WWS wastewater sludge, NR not reported
  2. aOLR units are kg TCOD kg −1 VS
  3. bOLR units are kg VS substrate kg −1 VS inoculum
  4. cSMY units are L CH4 kg−1 VS