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A review on the Optimization of Biogas production through Anaerobic Co digestion of Biomass

Author : Gulafshan Tasnim 1 Mohsin Anwer 2

Date of Publication :30th November 2021

Abstract: Over the years, Anaerobic Co-digestion has emerged as a particularly convenient and efficient technology for the management and disposal of all types of crop residues, sludge produced from sewage treatments, livestock manure, food waste and other Municipal solid wastes, etc. Apart from saving a ton of cost, time and enhancing biogas yield, this process has a long list of other advantages like improved nutrient balance, stabilized digestion process, increased buffering capacity of the system, optimized biodegradability and generation of organic fertilizers, etc. Since biogas fuel is an excellent source of renewable energy, this idea can be especially useful for large plants and industries where biogas can be utilized as a source of electricity. This study reviews and summarizes the various kinds of research achievements in the area of Anaerobic Co-digestion of waste with different types of Co-substrates namely, activated sludge from sewage treatment, Fe3O4 nanoparticles, tannery waste, cattle manure, organic waste (vegetable and fruit waste),etc. The study assesses the merits and potential of the Co-digestion process with varying types and proportions of substrates. It also highlights the extent of influence of major factors like Carbon to Nitrogen ratio, inhibiting substances as well as effects of other parameters like pH, temperature and Alkalinity in the digestion Process.

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