Predicting Methane Production Potential of Anaerobic Co-digestion of Swine Manure and Food Waste

Shin, Joung-Du;Han, Sung-Su;Eom, Ki-Cheol;Sung, Shi-Hwu;Park, Sang-Won;Kim, Hyun-Ook

  • Published : 2008.06.28


Anaerobic co-digestion of swine manure and food waste for biogas production was performed in serum bottles at 2% volatile solids(VS) concentration and various mixing ratios of two substrates(swine manure: food waste = 100 : 0 $\sim$ 0 : 100). Through kinetic mode of surface methodology, the methane production was fitted to a Gompertz equation. The specific methane production potential of swine manure alone was lower than that of food waste. However, maximum methane production potential increased up to 1.09-1.22% as food waste composition increased up to the 80%. The maximum methane production value of food waste was 544.52 mL/g VS. It was observed that the maximum methane production potential of 601.86 mL/g VS was found at the mixing ratio of 40:60.


Anaerobic co-digestion;Gompertz equation;Swine manure;Food waste;Methane production


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