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Energetic valorization of solid wastes from the alcoholic beverage production industry: distilled gin spent botanicals and brewers? Spent grains

Abstract: In this paper, the authors assess the possibilities of energetic valorization for two solid wastes from alcoholic beverage production. Distilled gin spent botanicals (DGSB) and brewers' spent grains (BSG) are tested, both by themselves and as co-substrates, for their possibilities as substrates for anaerobic digestion in a system of box-type digesters, suited for the process. While BSGs show a good performance for anaerobic digestion, DGSBs, despite showing an acceptable biomethanogenic potential result as not suitable for the process. Experiments using DGSBs as substrate in the reactors result in failure. And, as a co-substrate, the biomethanogenic digestion process appears to be hampered and lagged. Possible explanations for this behavior are explored, as well as other possibilities for the use of the material as a power source given its high heating value

 Fuente: Applied Sciences, 2021, 11(21), 10158

 Editorial: MDPI

 Fecha de publicación: 01/11/2021

 Nº de páginas: 15

 Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.3390/app112110158

 ISSN: 2076-3417