Enhanced biogas production from chicken manure via enzymatic pretreatment

Kucuker M. A. , Demirel B., Onay T. T.

JOURNAL OF MATERIAL CYCLES AND WASTE MANAGEMENT, cilt.22, sa.5, ss.1521-1528, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2020
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10163-020-01039-w
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1521-1528


Livestock production residues are commonly used as substrates in agricultural biogas plants for energy recovery. Cattle and poultry manure can be converted to biogas in farm-scale or centralized biogas plants to produce heat and power. This study investigated batch anaerobic digestion of chicken manure coupled with a biological pre-treatment step. The primary objective of this laboratory-scale work was to improve the biological degradability of the mono substrate to obtain higher biogas and methane yields through using an enzymatic pre-treatment. The experimental results showed that the enzymatic pre-treatment for the chicken manure significantly increased the biogas production by about 35% in comparison to the control without enzymatic pre-treatment. Therefore, it can be concluded that the enzymatic pre-treatment of chicken manure could provide improved biogas and methane yields when the chicken manure is used as mono substrate for anaerobic digestion in agricultural biogas plants.