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Title: Determining the Optimum Proportion of Shea Waste in Anaerobic Co-Fermentation Process
Authors: Ofosu, M.A.
Aklaku, E.D.
Keywords: anaerobic digestion
co-fermentation
process stability
co-substrate
shea waste
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Journal of Science and Technology
Citation: Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 30, No. 1 (2010), pp 119-128
Abstract: In search for an alternative source of energy, various feedstocks and wastes are being investi-gated to identify their potential in methane generation through anaerobic digestion. The addition of cattle manure to the predominant substrate is reported to have positive effect on the co-fermentation process thereby improving the buffer capacity. The manure is also essential for the digestion in order to have a relatively stable process. The proportion of cattle manure in the mix substrate influences the stability of the anaerobic digestion process. In this study co-fermentation treatments with varying proportions of shea waste and cattle manure were investi-gated. It was found out that only the treatment with 50% by volume of cattle manure showed process stability, producing biogas with high methane content.
Description: Article published in the Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 30, No. 1 (2010), pp 119-128
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/4915
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