Volume 2, Issue 4, August 2014, Page: 55-62
Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Biodegradable Municipal Solid Waste with Human Excreta for Biogas Production: A Review
Alemayehu Gashaw, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Natural and Computational Sciences, Bule Hora University, Bule Hora, Ethiopia
Received: Aug. 8, 2014;       Accepted: Aug. 16, 2014;       Published: Aug. 30, 2014
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajac.20140204.12      View  3478      Downloads  405
Abstract
Biogas, which is principally composed of methane and carbon dioxide, can be obtained by anaerobic fermentation of biomass like: manure, sewage sludge, municipal solid waste. Biogas production represents a very promising way to overcome the problem of waste treatment. Furthermore, the solid residuals of fermentation might be reused as fertilizers. This review clearly indicates that co-digestion of organic waste is one of the most effective biological processes to treat a wide variety of solid organic waste products and sludge as well as biogas production. The prime advantages of this technology include (i) organic wastes with a low nutrient content can be degraded by co-digesting with different substrates in the anaerobic bioreactors, and (ii) the process simultaneously leads to low cost production of biogas, which could be vital for meeting future energy-needs.
Keywords
Biogas, Methane, Municipal Solid Waste, Co-Digestion
To cite this article
Alemayehu Gashaw, Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Biodegradable Municipal Solid Waste with Human Excreta for Biogas Production: A Review, American Journal of Applied Chemistry. Vol. 2, No. 4, 2014, pp. 55-62. doi: 10.11648/j.ajac.20140204.12
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