Bio-methane generation from organic waste: A review

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Anaerobic digestion of organic waste can address both energy recovery and pollution control. A variety of agricultural, industrial and domestic wastes can be anaerobically digested as they contain easily biodegradable material. Biogas contains 50 -70% methane and 30-50% carbon dioxide as well as small a amounts of other gases with calorific value of about 21-24 MJ/m3. This paper reviews the history of biogas, biogas production stages and operating parameters. The anaerobic digestion configuration and potential substrates for biogas production are also considered.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWorld Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014
EditorsCraig Douglas, S. I. Ao, S. I. Ao, Warren S. Grundfest, Jon Burgstone, Craig Douglas, Jon Burgstone, S. I. Ao
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789881925374
ISBN (Print)9789881925350
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2014
EventWorld Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2014, WCECS 2014 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: Oct 22 2014Oct 24 2014


OtherWorld Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2014, WCECS 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


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