IIUM Repository

Anaerobic co-digestion of sewage sludge and food waste as a promising alternative for waste management and energy production

Hosen, Md Sabuj and Mansor, Mariatul Fadzillah and Mohammad, Zahangir Alam (2019) Anaerobic co-digestion of sewage sludge and food waste as a promising alternative for waste management and energy production. Biological and Natural Resources Engineering Journal, 2 (1). pp. 26-46. E-ISSN 2637-0719

[img] PDF - Published Version
Restricted to Repository staff only

Download (547kB) | Request a copy


Biogas is an economical and environmentally friendly renewable energy which can be produced by anaerobic digestion (AD). This biochemical method converts organic compounds (mainly from wastes) into a sustainable source of energy. Anaerobic co-digestion (AcoD) is a method combining more than one substrate to resolve the difficulties faced in a single substrate AD system. Solid wastes increases as the population increase so do the urbanization and industrial industries. Food waste and sewage sludge are examples of one of the solid wastes. Co-digesting of both substrates may improve process stabilization to increase biogas production and overcome the nutrients imbalance. Thus, anaerobic co-digestion has been recognized as a technology that could provide a clean renewable energy source and helps reduce the landfill problem. The objective of this paper is to investigate the recent achievements and perspectives on the interaction of co-digestion between food waste and sewage sludge to improve biogas production. This may provide valuable information on the optimization of combinations of substrates: food waste and sewage sludge and prediction of bioreactor performance.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 7775/73873
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anaerobic co-digestion, food waste, sewage sludge, biogas
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA170 Environmental engineering. Sustainable engineering
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP248.13 Biotechnology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2019 16:32
Last Modified: 11 Feb 2020 12:06
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/73873

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year