Potential for Pathogen reduction in anaerobic digestion and biogas generation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Lisa M. Avery*, Kenneth Yongabi Anchang, Vianney Tumwesige, Norval Strachan, Peter J. Goude

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    Abstract

    Current burdens of faecally derived pathogens entering the environment through untreated human and animal faeces can lead to disease, through direct handling and through contamination of water supplies used for drinking and washing. Anaerobic digestion for biogas generation in rural households in Sub-Saharan Africa has the potential to reduce pathogen loadings to the environment through treatment of livestock manures and effluent from pit latrines. However, there are limited data available for its efficacy in Sub-Saharan Africa. We review evidence from around the world and consider its application to the Sub-Saharan African situation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)112-124
    Number of pages13
    JournalBiomass and Bioenergy
    Volume70
    Early online date20 Mar 2014
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014

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    Anaerobic digestion
    anaerobic digestion
    Biogas
    biogas
    Pathogens
    Sub-Saharan Africa
    pathogen
    pathogens
    Manures
    water pollution
    drinking
    Water supply
    Washing
    feces
    Agriculture
    animal manures
    washing
    water supply
    effluents
    Effluents

    Keywords

    • E. coli
    • Log reduction
    • Mesophilic
    • Psychrophilic
    • Sewage
    • Slurry

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Forestry
    • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
    • Agronomy and Crop Science
    • Waste Management and Disposal

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    Potential for Pathogen reduction in anaerobic digestion and biogas generation in Sub-Saharan Africa. / Avery, Lisa M.; Anchang, Kenneth Yongabi; Tumwesige, Vianney; Strachan, Norval; Goude, Peter J.

    In: Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 70, 01.11.2014, p. 112-124.

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    Avery, Lisa M. ; Anchang, Kenneth Yongabi ; Tumwesige, Vianney ; Strachan, Norval ; Goude, Peter J. / Potential for Pathogen reduction in anaerobic digestion and biogas generation in Sub-Saharan Africa. In: Biomass and Bioenergy. 2014 ; Vol. 70. pp. 112-124.
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