Life-cycle assessment of integrated anaerobic digestion with hydrothermal carbonization

by Vancie Peacock

The goal of this research was to conduct a life-cycle assessment (LCA) of integrated anaerobic digestion with hydrothermal carbonization (iAD-HTC), a process which uses waste to create renewable energy and materials. HTC can alleviate some issues of digestate management in AD, but it is an energy intensive process. The LCA, which was performed based on literature data, identified areas of improvement in terms of carbon emissions, allowing iAD-HTC to be refined for commercial use. 

Major: 
Biological engineering
Exhibition Category: 
Engineering
Exhibition Format: 
Poster Presentation
Campus: 
University Park
Faculty Sponsor: 
Juliana Vasco-Correa
Poster Number: 
15814