Thamilselvan, D.; Arulkumar, K.; Kannan, M.
May 2015
Applied Mechanics & Materials;2015, Vol. 787, p97
Academic Journal
The most important renewable energy is Biomass. The biological conversion of biomass to methane has become rapidly increasing in present days. All types of organic wastes can be converted to methane. In this study the installed plant is a sintex floating type biogas plant. The cubic capacity of plant is about 1000 liter. The pH range is maintained in the level of 6.8 to 7.5. The fermentation time of the anaerobic digestion for the efficient usage of gas as a fuel is about 30-50 days. Our biogas plant is used for all types of anaerobic respirating wastes such as cow dung manure, kitchen wastes etc. The input feed of kitchen waste is about 10 kg per day. The output of the biogas yield is about 0.714 m³/kg. The composition of biogas is 50% to 60% of methane and rather than remaining 30% to 40% CO2 and small amount of water about 2% to 5%. The performance characteristics of biogas plant are studied in this paper. To evaluate the performance of biogas production and pH variation throughout this study.


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