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In hot climatic zones, anaerobic wastewater treatment represents an alternative to the conventional aerobic treatment. This  process demands less energy, generates methane, which can be used to produce energy, and the effluent is suitable for application in agricultural irrigation. However, at low pollutant concentrations and temperatures, a small amount of methane remains dissolved in the effluent and gets released to the atmosphere which has a negative impact on the greenhouse balance.The current project is based on  the results from the previous project AnaKomA (Anaerobic municipal wastewater treatment). The main objective of this project is to improve the existing design algorithm, to validate it and apply it to industrial-scale plants. A practicable tool for planning, dimensioning and operating municipal UASB reactors is the final deliverable of this project. The impact of temperature and also high salt concentration has to be further analysed. The findings from this analysis should be added to the definition of application boundaries. (Source: https://www.expoval.de/en/subgroup-4-anaerobic-processes)