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Upgrading strategies for effective utilization of biogas

Salihu, Aliyu and Alam, Md Zahangir (2015) Upgrading strategies for effective utilization of biogas. Environmental Progress & Sustainable Energy, 34 (5). pp. 1512-1520. ISSN 1944-7442

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Production of biogas is based on anaerobic digestion of different renewable raw materials including human, animal, agricultural, industrial, and municipal wastes. In addition to methane content, biogas contains carbon dioxide along with water vapor, hydrogen sulfide, ammonia, and depending on the raw materials siloxane can be present. Thus, different purification and upgrading strategies are necessary in order to enhance the methane content; this review presents some of the upgrading technologies for practical removal of major contaminants in biogas. Recent development in membrane technology with high selectivity and permeability could serve as a boost in search for the most efficient biogas upgrading process capable of meeting the requirements for its use in vehicle fuel as well as incorporation in the natural gas grid.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4157/45533
Uncontrolled Keywords: biogas, anaerobic digestion, methane, membrane technology
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP315 Fuel
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Zahangir Alam
Date Deposited: 03 Nov 2015 10:36
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2017 11:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/45533

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