Composting Research Group from the Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering Departament at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.  

Lab equipment & activities

Composting & SSF pilot plant

Two 50 L reactor
Temperature or OUR control
On site porosity determination
Online monitoring of
- air flow
- temperature
- oxygen
- weight
Gas emission composition by GC-MS

Full scale sampling

Dynamic Respirometer

On-line respirometry

Anaerobic digester

100 L digester
Temperature controled
Biogas counting
Automatic feeding
Biogas composition by chromatography

Battery of Anaerobic Digesters

Six 2L anaerobic digesters
Biogas counting
Temperaure controlled

TEM image of magnetite nanoparticles

Full scale sampling

SEM image compost

SEM image vermicompost

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Anaerobic digestion in Europe: research and development

From our paper: Rafaela Lora Granado, Adelaide Maria de Souza Antune, Fabiana Valéria da Fonseca, Antoni Sánchez, Raquel Barrena, Xavier Font.; Technology Overview of Biogas production in anaerobic digestion plants: A European Evaluation of Research and Development. ; Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 80, 2017, pp 44–53.; Doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rser.2017.05.079 Abstract

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