Int. J. of Environment and Waste Management   »   2013 Vol.12, No.2

 

 

Title: Production of methane gas from organic fraction municipal solid waste (OFMSW) via anaerobic process: application methodology for the Malaysian condition

 

Authors: Irnis Azura Zakarya; Ismail Abustan; Norli Ismail; Mohd Suffian Yusoff

 

Addresses:
School of Environmental Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Perlis, Kompleks Pusat Pengajian Jejawi 3, Arau 02600, Perlis, Malaysia
School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, Nibong 14300, Tebal, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
School of Industrial Technology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Minden 11300, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia
School of Civil Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Engineering Campus, Nibong 14300, Tebal, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

 

Abstract: Solid waste management in Malaysia is confronted with many problems, including low collection coverage, irregular collection services, inadequate equipment used for waste collection, crude open dumping and burning without air and water pollution control systems, inadequate legal provisions and resource constraints. These problems have various effects on the development of the solid waste management system in Malaysia. Anaerobic digestion has been suggested as an alternative method for removing high concentrations of organic waste. In this study, two types of anaerobic digesters which are Simulated Landfill Bioreactor (SLBR) and Anaerobic Solid-Liquid (ASL) reactor were proposed. The reactors were operated at a temperature 60°C, analysed for biogas production and volatile fatty acid.

 

Keywords: anaerobic digestion; organic fraction MSW; OFMSW; municipal solid waste; methane gas; Malaysia; solid waste management; organic waste removal; biogas production; volatile fatty acids.

 

DOI: 10.1504/IJEWM.2013.055588

 

Int. J. of Environment and Waste Management, 2013 Vol.12, No.2, pp.121 - 129

 

Available online: 18 Jun 2013

 

 

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