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Production of biogas from municipal solid waste with domestic sewage.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16914265     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In this study, experiments were conducted to investigate the production of biogas from municipal solid waste (MSW) and domestic sewage by using anaerobic digestion process. The batch type of reactor was operated at room temperature varying from 26 to 36 degrees C with a fixed hydraulic retention time (HRT) of 25 days. The digester was operated at different organic feeding rates of 0.5, 1.0, 2.3, 2.9, 3.5 and 4.3kg of volatile solids (VS)/m(3) of digester slurry per day. Biogas generation was enhanced by the addition of domestic sewage to MSW. The maximum biogas production of 0.36m(3)/kg of VS added per day occurred at the optimum organic feeding rate of 2.9kg of VS/m(3)/day. The maximum reduction of total solids (TS) (87.6%), VS (88.1%) and chemical oxygen demand (COD) (89.3%) occurred at the optimum organic loading rate of 2.9kg of VS/m(3)/day. The quality of biogas produced during anaerobic digestion process was 68-72%.
Authors:
D Elango; M Pulikesi; P Baskaralingam; V Ramamurthi; S Sivanesan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-07-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hazardous materials     Volume:  141     ISSN:  0304-3894     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Hazard. Mater.     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-20     Completed Date:  2007-06-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422688     Medline TA:  J Hazard Mater     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  301-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Civil Engineering, Hindustan College of Engineering, Padur 603 103, India.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bioreactors*
Energy-Generating Resources*
Waste Management / methods*

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