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Valorization of household waste and camel dung via biogas production

Kheira, Benaissa and Belkhir, Dadamoussa and Abdelaziz, Bendraoua and Habiba, Drici and Mel , Maizirwan and Brahim, Labed (2016) Valorization of household waste and camel dung via biogas production. In: 4th International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering 2016 (ICBioE 2016), 25th-27th July 2016, Kuala Lumpur.

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In the present paper, we investigated about the potential of municipal solid waste (MSW) and camel dung (CD) as feedstock for biogas production. The media composition for biogas production is the main aim of this study. Batch mesophilic biochemical methane potential (BMP) tests were carried out and the methane potential as well as the biodegradability of all substrates was defined. Three reactors (digesters) with two (2) liters capacity were operated to investigate about the effect of co-digestion of MSW and CD manure on biogas product quality and efficiency. The result had shown that the MSW and CD contained well balanced nutrients for anaerobic microorganisms to biogas production. The experimental studies indicated that the biological biogas production of organic fraction of municipal solid waste and camel dung in mesophilic (T=40°C) temperature was ranging from 45% to 57%. This study has indicated that the MSW and CD are a highly desirable substrate for anaerobic digestion with regards to their high biodegradability and methane yield.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 4085/51649
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biogas; anaerobic digestion; methane; municipal solid waste; camel dung
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
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 Maizirwan Mel
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2016 15:38
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2016 15:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51649

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