Open Science Research Excellence
%0 Journal Article
%A Sajeena Beevi. B and  Jose P. P. and  G. Madhu
%D 2014 
%J  International Journal of Bioengineering and Life Sciences
%B World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
%I International Science Index 85, 2014
%T Optimization of Process Parameters Affecting Biogas Production from Organic Fraction of Municipal Solid Waste via Anaerobic Digestion 
%U http://waset.org/publications/9997252
%V 85
%X The aim of this study was to obtain the optimal conditions for biogas production from anaerobic digestion of organic fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) using response surface methodology (RSM). The parameters studied were initial pH, substrate concentration and total organic carbon (TOC). The experimental results showed that the linear model terms of initial pH and substrate concentration and the quadratic model terms of the substrate concentration and TOC had significant individual effect (p < 0.05) on biogas yield. However, there was no interactive effect between these variables (p > 0.05). The highest level of biogas produced was 53.4 L/Kg VS at optimum pH, substrate concentration and total organic carbon of 6.5, 99gTS/L and 20.32 g/L respectively.

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