10. Anaerobic Digestion of Sewage Sludge

  1. Etienne Paul4,5,6,7,8 and
  2. Yu Liu9
  1. Kuan-Yeow Show1,
  2. Duu-Jong Lee2 and
  3. Joo-Hwa Tay3

Published Online: 1 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118309643.ch10

Biological Sludge Minimization and Biomaterials/Bioenergy Recovery Technologies

Biological Sludge Minimization and Biomaterials/Bioenergy Recovery Technologies

How to Cite

Show, K.-Y., Lee, D.-J. and Tay, J.-H. (2012) Anaerobic Digestion of Sewage Sludge, in Biological Sludge Minimization and Biomaterials/Bioenergy Recovery Technologies (eds E. Paul and Y. Liu), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118309643.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France

  2. 5

    INSA, UPS, INP, Toulouse, France

  3. 6

    LISBP, 135 Avenue de Rangueil, F-31077 Toulouse, France

  4. 7

    INRA, UMR792, Ingénierie des Systèmes Biologiques et des Procédés, F-31400 Toulouse, France

  5. 8

    CNRS, UMR5504, F-31400, Toulouse, France

  6. 9

    Division of Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering and Green Technology, University Tunku Abdul Rahman, Jalan University, Bandar Barat, Kampar, Perak, Malaysia

  2. 2

    Department of Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taipei, Taiwan

  3. 3

    Department of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 15 JUN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470768822

Online ISBN: 9781118309643



  • sewage sludge anaerobic digestion, and sludge stabilization;
  • anaerobic, liquefaction, gasification by acid, methane formers;
  • two-stage acidogenesis–methanogenesis anaerobic digestion;
  • anaerobic sludge digestion, hydraulic detention time and solids loading;
  • anaerobic digester component design


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Principles of Anaerobic Digestion

  • Environmental Requirements and Control

  • Design Considerations for Anaerobic Sludge Digestion

  • Component Design of Anaerobic Digester Systems

  • Reactor Configurations

  • Advantages and Limitations of Anaerobic Sludge Digestion

  • Summary and New Horizons

  • References