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Sustainability 2016, 8(11), 1128; doi:10.3390/su8111128

Experimental and Analytical Studies on the Utilization of Biowastes Available in an Educational Institution in India

Department of Mechanical Engineering, St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering, Nagercoil, Tamilnadu-629003, India
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Academic Editor: Vincenzo Torretta
Received: 13 September 2016 / Revised: 26 October 2016 / Accepted: 30 October 2016 / Published: 3 November 2016
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The biowastes generated in an educational institution are not stable throughout the period of a year. Therefore, analytical and experimental studies were conducted to predict the quality and the quantity of biogas produced from wastes such as cow dung, rice waste, mixed rice waste, and vegetable waste that were available in an educational institution. The study shows that the methane composition in the biogas throughout a year-long period, that includes both academic and non-academic schedules is between 52.28% and 58%, and it is suitable for any relevant application. It also could substitute 30% to 35% of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) used in the campus. View Full-Text
Keywords: biogas; anaerobic digestion; rice waste; vegetable waste; cow dung biogas; anaerobic digestion; rice waste; vegetable waste; cow dung
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Glivin, G.; Sekhar, S.J. Experimental and Analytical Studies on the Utilization of Biowastes Available in an Educational Institution in India. Sustainability 2016, 8, 1128.

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