Production of biogas by using anaerobic sludge digestion of sago waste
S Mohan, K Vidhya, CT Sivakumar, V Shanmuga Vadivu, M Kumaresh
The current work focuses on the generating bio-gas from sago waste produced by sago production plant in Attayampati using anaerobic digestion process. Attempts have been made to optimize various parameters in order to determine the most favorable recipe for maximum biogas production from the digested sago waste. The biogas yields have been determined using batch anaerobic thermophilic digestion tests for a period of 90 days. Characteristic oscillation was observed in the rate of methane production, which may be due to the presence of methylotroph population in the activated sludge, which uses methane as a carbon source for their growth. The total biogas generated in the system over the experimental period was the sum of methane and carbon dioxide. Biogas produced from the decomposition of sago waste was a mixture of 76% methane and 24% carbon dioxide.
S Mohan, K Vidhya, CT Sivakumar, V Shanmuga Vadivu, M Kumaresh. Production of biogas by using anaerobic sludge digestion of sago waste. National Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 1147-1154