Anaerobic digestion for sustainable energy: A brief review

Tresor K. Kumba, Esther T. Akinlabi, Daniel M. Madyira

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This paper presents a review on different aspects influencing the development of household anaerobic digesters. Biogas technology has recently been considered as one of the few most promising renewable and sustainable energies. However, there exists certain challenges to household digester's dissemination. Some of these challenges are very critical to the appreciation of anaerobic digestion processes as well as systems. The type of waste, feeding regime, temperature, pressure, retention time, hydrogen ion concentration and the carbon-to-nitrogen ratio are considered to be very important factors for optimum anaerobic digestion processes. The plant sustainability and the quality of anaerobic digestion biproducts are also considered very important during design and implementation stages.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWCECS 2016 - World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science 2016
EditorsWarren S. Grundfest, Craig Douglas, S. I. Ao
PublisherNewswood Limited
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789881404824
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event2016 World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, WCECS 2016 - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 19 Oct 201621 Oct 2016

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Engineering and Computer Science
ISSN (Print)2078-0958


Conference2016 World Congress on Engineering and Computer Science, WCECS 2016
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Bio digester
  • Economic development
  • Renewable energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)


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