Kinetic of Biogas Production in Co-Digestion of Vegetable Waste, Horse Dung, and Sludge by Batch Reactors

P. V. Dinh, T. Fujiwara, S. T.Pham Phu, M. G. Hoang

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    Batch experiments were performed firstly to evaluate co-digestion of vegetable waste (VW), horse dung (HD), and sludge (S). All reactors were set at a temperature of 37°C, pH of 6.7, and total solid 2.5%. Each single-substrate in the mixture played a significant role. In which, VW contributed mainly to the formation of biogas yield, S and HD played nutrient balance role. The biogas yield was in the range of 168-554 Nml/g-TS. Especially, the biogas yield could be estimated from the proportion of the substrates by equation G1Nml/g-TS = 53.7 + 7.448 × VW(%) + 1.922 × HD(%) or from nutrient ratio (C/N) by equation G2Nml/g-TS = 1341 - 48.46 × C/N. Further, the experimental data was applied to evaluate the kinetic equations of biogas production including the Gompertz (G) and Logistic (L) models. Constants in both models were found out by using the least squares fitting method. Both models showed high potential, in which, G model was completely better than L model. However, both models failed at time t=0 day. Moreover, the constant λ in models did not reflect the right definition itself, it was merely a mathematical constant.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number012041
    JournalIOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 14 2018
    Event2018 4th International Conference on Environment and Renewable Energy, ICERE 2018 - Da Nang, Viet Nam
    Duration: Feb 25 2018Feb 27 2018

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Environmental Science
    • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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