Kothari, Richa; Kumar, Virendra; Tyagi, Vineet Veer
January 2011
IIOAB Journal;Jan2011, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
Waste treatment with simultaneous energy generation was studied in anaerobic digester using dairy industry waste (sludge, influent) as substrate. No pretreatment or solid liquid separation was applied. Batch fermentation experiments were performed with three different substrates at organic pollution load (OPL) under mesophilic range of temperature (30±2°C). Experimental data evidence the effectiveness of waste on both the removal efficiency in terms of substrate degradation and biogas yield, particularly at higher loading rates. Among the three substrates evaluated, alternative substrates showed comparatively effective performance in comparison to conventional one. However, COD removal efficiency was also found to be effective in operated environment. The described process provides the dual benefit of waste treatment with simultaneous green energy generation in the form of biogas utilizing it as substrate.


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