Sizing of an anaerobic biodigester for the organic fraction of municipal solid waste

R. Kigozi, A. O. Aboyade, E. Muzenda

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Abstract

The anaerobic digestion (AD) of the organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) for biogas production is a potential solution to the growing challenges associated with municipal solid waste (MSW) management while simultaneously providing an alternative clean energy source. Biogas is produced by the anaerobic digestion (AD) of biomass using microorganisms in specifically designed plants called biogas digesters under controlled conditions or naturally in marshes and landfills. It is a rather clean and versatile fuel as opposed to fossil fuels. To design an efficient AD system, a proper understanding of the quality and quantity of available feedstock must be made as well as prevailing operating conditions. This paper represents steps that were taken to come up with an optimal size of biodigester to treat OFMSW produced at the University of Johannesburg's Doornfontein Campus in downtown Johannesburg. The campus generates 232.2kg of OFMSW per day which required 30m3 of biodigester capacity.

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
Pages659-663
Number of pages5
Volume2
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

Other

OtherWorld Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2014, WCECS 2014
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period10/22/1410/24/14

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Municipal solid waste
Anaerobic digestion
Biogas
Waste management
Land fill
Fossil fuels
Microorganisms
Feedstocks
Biomass

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)

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Kigozi, R., Aboyade, A. O., & Muzenda, E. (2014). Sizing of an anaerobic biodigester for the organic fraction of municipal solid waste. In C. Douglas, S. I. Ao, S. I. Ao, W. S. Grundfest, J. Burgstone, C. Douglas, J. Burgstone, ... S. I. Ao (Eds.), World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014 (Vol. 2, pp. 659-663). Newswood Limited.
Kigozi, R. ; Aboyade, A. O. ; Muzenda, E. / Sizing of an anaerobic biodigester for the organic fraction of municipal solid waste. World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014. editor / Craig Douglas ; S. I. Ao ; S. I. Ao ; Warren S. Grundfest ; Jon Burgstone ; Craig Douglas ; Jon Burgstone ; S. I. Ao. Vol. 2 Newswood Limited, 2014. pp. 659-663
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Kigozi, R, Aboyade, AO & Muzenda, E 2014, Sizing of an anaerobic biodigester for the organic fraction of municipal solid waste. in C Douglas, SI Ao, SI Ao, WS Grundfest, J Burgstone, C Douglas, J Burgstone & SI Ao (eds), World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014. vol. 2, Newswood Limited, pp. 659-663, World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2014, WCECS 2014, San Francisco, United States, 10/22/14.

Sizing of an anaerobic biodigester for the organic fraction of municipal solid waste. / Kigozi, R.; Aboyade, A. O.; Muzenda, E.

World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014. ed. / Craig Douglas; S. I. Ao; S. I. Ao; Warren S. Grundfest; Jon Burgstone; Craig Douglas; Jon Burgstone; S. I. Ao. Vol. 2 Newswood Limited, 2014. p. 659-663.

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Kigozi R, Aboyade AO, Muzenda E. Sizing of an anaerobic biodigester for the organic fraction of municipal solid waste. In Douglas C, Ao SI, Ao SI, Grundfest WS, Burgstone J, Douglas C, Burgstone J, Ao SI, editors, World Congress on Engineering, WCE 2014. Vol. 2. Newswood Limited. 2014. p. 659-663