Chapter 14. Anaerobic Fermentation of Wet and Semidry Garbage Waste Fractions

  1. Priv.-Doz. Dr. Hans-Joachim Jördening2 and
  2. Prof. Dr. Josef Winter3
  1. Norbert Rilling

Published Online: 26 JUL 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527604286.ch14

Environmental Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications

Environmental Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications

How to Cite

Rilling, N. (2004) Anaerobic Fermentation of Wet and Semidry Garbage Waste Fractions, in Environmental Biotechnology: Concepts and Applications (eds H.-J. Jördening and J. Winter), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527604286.ch14

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institut für Technische Chemie, Abt. Technologie der Kohlenhydrate, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Langer Kamp 5, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany

  2. 3

    Institut für Ingenieurbiologie und Biotechnologie des Abwassers, Universität Karlsruhe (TH), Am Fasanengarten, Postfach 6980, 76128 Karlsruhe, Germany

Author Information

  1. TU Hamburg-Harburg, Arbeitsbereich Abfallwirtschaft und Stadttechnik, Harburger Schloßstr. 37, 21079 Hamburg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 JUL 2005
  2. Published Print: 24 NOV 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527305858

Online ISBN: 9783527604289



  • environmental biotechnology;
  • concepts and applications;
  • anaerobic fermentation;
  • wet and semidry garbage waste fractions;
  • biological waste treatment;
  • processes of anaerobic waste treatment


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Basic Aspects of Biological Waste Treatment

    • Biochemical Fundamentals of Anaerobic Fermentation

      • Hydrolytic and Acid-forming (Fermentative) Bacteria

      • Acetic Acid- and Hydrogen-forming (Acetogenic) Bacteria

      • Methane-forming (Methanogenic) Bacteria

    • Influence of Processing Conditions on Fermentation

      • Water Content

      • Temperature

      • pH Level

      • Redox Potential and Oxygen

      • Inhibitory Factors

    • Gas Quantity and Composition

    • Comparison of Aerobic and Anaerobic Waste Treatment

  • Processes of Anaerobic Waste Treatment

    • Procedures of Anaerobic Waste Fermentation

      • Delivery and Storage

      • Preprocessing

      • Anaerobic Fermentation

      • Post-processing

    • Process Engineering of Anaerobic Fermentation of Biowastes

      • Dry and Wet Fermentation

      • Continuous and Discontinuous Operation

      • Thermophilic and Mesophilic Operation

      • Agitation

    • Survey of Anaerobic Fermentation Processes

    • Feedstock for Anaerobic Digestion

  • Conclusions

  • References