Linear and exponential kinetic modelling for biogas production in municipal waste

M. M. Manyuchi, C. Mbohwa, E. Muzenda

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Abstract

In this paper, the potential to harness biogas from municipal waste is investigated and possible models that explain the kinetics derived. Municipal waste was anaerobically digested over a 60 day period at 37°C in 250 mL digesters. The cumulative biogas produced increased with increase in the digestion time. The experimental data was modelled for both linear and exponential equations in Excel. The linear equation, y = 15.3 + 1.26 fully described the linear behaviour in biogas generation in comparison to the exponential model. This was also shown by the R2 value which showed the superiority of the linear model against the exponential model.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2018
PublisherIEOM Society
Pages31-36
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781532359446
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2018 - Bandung, Indonesia
Duration: Mar 6 2018Mar 8 2018

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
Volume2018-March
ISSN (Electronic)2169-8767

Conference

Conference8th International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2018
CountryIndonesia
CityBandung
Period3/6/183/8/18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Manyuchi, M. M., Mbohwa, C., & Muzenda, E. (2018). Linear and exponential kinetic modelling for biogas production in municipal waste. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management, IEOM 2018 (pp. 31-36). (Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management; Vol. 2018-March). IEOM Society.