Design technology for bioenergy conversion of organic fraction of municipal solid waste

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In this study, we investigated the use of a laboratory batch anaerobic digester technology, for biochemical methane potential (BMP) and the bioenergy process design from anaerobic co-digestion of different organics fraction of municipal solid waste (OFMSW) originating from the city’s landfills. The carbon-to-nitrogen (C/N) ratio of OFMSW was found to be below 13. Through co-digestion, the C/N ratio settled at 14. Laboratory experimental data from 500 ml batch anaerobic digester operating at mesophilic temperature of 37 °C and pH of 7 had good productivity of methane of average 59.49% with (54–62%) recommended in the literature and was used to derive volume of digester and surface area. Via the application of the simple multi-attribute rating (SMART) technique of multiple-criteria decision analysis (MCDA) as a decision support tool, the most preferred model option for bioenergy design technology was selected from a list of potential alternatives available in the market. The geometry of the biodigester parameters was comparable with the process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreen Energy and Technology
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameGreen Energy and Technology
ISSN (Print)1865-3529
ISSN (Electronic)1865-3537


  • Anaerobic digestion
  • Co-digestion
  • Energy
  • Mesophilic temperature
  • Process design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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