International Journal of Environmental Sciences

Volume 3 Issue 5 2013- March 2013    Pages: 1390-1397  <<Previous    Next>>

The road to zero waste: Anaerobic digestor

Author Information:

Ankur K. Bansal1, Shivam Kapoor2, Mayank Agrawal, Kaushlendra3

1- M.Tech. student of Environmental Engineering, NIT Kurukshetra
2- Junior Research Fellow, IIT Kanpur
3- Junior Research Fellow, IIT Mumbai

ABSTRACT

This paper focuses on the designing and development of anaerobic digester for generation of methane gas from kitchen waste. It assesses, in particular, both technical and environmental implications of a waste pre-sorting that may affect the treatment process. The scope of the study encompassed material segregation, digestion of kitchen waste, final disposal of waste. The study showed that material recycling leads to an improvement of the working conditions with respect to digestion. The study also demonstrated that digestion approach is a useful tool for the study of technical and environmental aspects of an energy system.

Keywords: Anaerobic digester design, hydrolysis, acidogenesis, methanogenesis

DOI:10.6088/ijes.2013030500009

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