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Simulation study for economic analysis of biogas production from agricultural biomass

Mel, Maizirwan and Hisham Yong, Ariff Syamin and Avicenna, Avicenna and Ihsan, Sany Izan and Hendroko, Roy (2015) Simulation study for economic analysis of biogas production from agricultural biomass. Energy Procedia, 65. pp. 204-214. ISSN 1876-6102

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Abstract

A process of anaerobic digestion of agricultural biomass was simulated by SuperPro Designer software v 8.5 to analyze the costof production. The simulated project used fruits and vegetable wastes as a feedstock. The concentration of methane produced is55 % (v/v) from a total of 936.8 m3 . h–1 biogas and after purification, the concentration of methane is upgraded up to 95 % (v/v).The system was designed to treat the agricultural waste, and was able to reduce more than 60 % of the initial COD (chemicaloxygen demand). From the study, economic analysis shows that the profit margin is achieved at 11 % and the rate of return ofinvestment is at 12 % which gives a payback period of 8.2 years.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4085/42443
Uncontrolled Keywords: simulation, biogas, economic analysis, biomass, superpro
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP155 Chemical engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP751 Gas industry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Maizirwan Mel
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2015 10:29
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 12:34
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/42443

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