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Effect Of Co-Digestion Of Source Separated Organics And Manure On Methane Production

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posted on 2022-10-20, 20:33 authored by Devarshi Sevak
Anaerobic co-digestion (AcoD) is more advantageous than conventional mono-digestion, because of higher gas production rate. This study was aimed to study the effect of mixture ratio in codigestion of manure and source separated organics (SSO) in mesophilic condition. Manure and SSO at different mixture ratios of 9:1, 7:3, 5:5, 3:7, and 1:9 on a volumetric basis were used to determine the effect of the mixture ratios on methane production in biomethane potential assay (BMP). Results showed that co-digestion of SSO and manure at the ratio of 1:9 (V/V) resulted in the highest biomethane production rate of 46 mL CH4 /day. In comparison, the maximum methane production rate for anaerobic digestion of manure alone was 43 mL CH4 /day. When manure is mixed with SSO at a ratio of 5:5, about 15% higher cumulative methane production has been achieved. This research also verified the advantages of co-digestion over mono-digestion. Keywords: Anaerobic Digestion, Co-digestion, Source Separated Organics (SSO), Manure





  • Master of Engineering


  • Civil Engineering

Granting Institution

Ryerson University

LAC Thesis Type

  • Thesis

Thesis Advisor

Elsayed Elbeshbishy