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Methods to Assess Biological Transformation of Biomass

Abstract : The aim of this chapter is to provide a description of the main methods used to assess biological transformation of biomass. It will address saccharification tests which account for the ability of biomass to release sugars during enzymatic hydrolysis. Biochemical methane potential (BMP) tests, which are widely used to assess anaerobic digestibility of biomass for the production of methane and BMP prediction by near infra-red spectroscopy will be presented. Biohydrogen potential (BHP), used to assess the ability to produce biohydrogen from biomass by dark fermentation will be described. Respirometry tests accounting for assessing aerobic degradability of biomass will be described. Incubation tests used to assess carbon and nitrogen degradation in soils will also be presented.
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Hélène Carrère, Georgia Antonopoulou, Céline Druilhe, Eric Latrille, Gérasimos Lyberatos, et al.. Methods to Assess Biological Transformation of Biomass. Ange Nzihou. Handbook on Characterization of Biomass, Biowaste and Related By-products, Springer International Publishing, pp.641-730, 2020, 978-3-030-35019-2. ⟨10.1007/978-3-030-35020-8_5⟩. ⟨hal-02918268⟩



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