Production of renewable energy by transformation of kitchen waste to biogas, case study of Malaysia

Amirhossein Malakahmad, Noor Ezlin Ahmad Basri, Shahrom Md Zain

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Abstract

Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management has been highlighted by the Malaysian government as an important agenda in ensuring successful development of the country. Due to the fast growing urbanization and industrialization of the country, a tremendous increment of solid waste generation is an unavoidable occurrence. With increased levels of waste production, limited area for landfilling, and increased awareness of environmental impact, alternative methods for treatment of solid and agricultural wastes are being sought. Currently these wastes load to the dumping sites and release undesired methane into the atmosphere. A typical composition of MSW in Malaysia comprises as high as 70 to 80% of organic waste with high moisture content (80 to 85%), which is suitable for biological transformation to biogas. Therefore, in this study, application of an anaerobic digester for transformation of kitchen waste was investigated. The best organic loading rate (OLR) and slurry concentration for highest biogas production rate were examined. Results show COD reduction of 80, 97, 85, 80 and 70 % for OLR of 2, 4, 8, 15 and 20 kg/m 3, respectively. The best biogas production rate (0.6 m 3/kgVS) was achieved at slurry concentration of 40 g/L.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISBEIA 2011 - 2011 IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications
Pages219-223
Number of pages5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Event2011 IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications, ISBEIA 2011 - Langkawi
Duration: 25 Sep 201128 Sep 2011

Other

Other2011 IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications, ISBEIA 2011
CityLangkawi
Period25/9/1128/9/11

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Kitchens
Biogas
Municipal solid waste
Solid wastes
Agricultural wastes
Waste management
Environmental impact
Methane
Moisture
Renewable energy
Malaysia
Chemical analysis

Keywords

  • Anaerobic Digestion
  • Kitchen Waste Management
  • Malaysia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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Malakahmad, A., Ahmad Basri, N. E., & Md Zain, S. (2011). Production of renewable energy by transformation of kitchen waste to biogas, case study of Malaysia. In ISBEIA 2011 - 2011 IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications (pp. 219-223). [6088808] https://doi.org/10.1109/ISBEIA.2011.6088808

Production of renewable energy by transformation of kitchen waste to biogas, case study of Malaysia. / Malakahmad, Amirhossein; Ahmad Basri, Noor Ezlin; Md Zain, Shahrom.

ISBEIA 2011 - 2011 IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications. 2011. p. 219-223 6088808.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Malakahmad, A, Ahmad Basri, NE & Md Zain, S 2011, Production of renewable energy by transformation of kitchen waste to biogas, case study of Malaysia. in ISBEIA 2011 - 2011 IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications., 6088808, pp. 219-223, 2011 IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications, ISBEIA 2011, Langkawi, 25/9/11. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISBEIA.2011.6088808
Malakahmad A, Ahmad Basri NE, Md Zain S. Production of renewable energy by transformation of kitchen waste to biogas, case study of Malaysia. In ISBEIA 2011 - 2011 IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications. 2011. p. 219-223. 6088808 https://doi.org/10.1109/ISBEIA.2011.6088808
Malakahmad, Amirhossein ; Ahmad Basri, Noor Ezlin ; Md Zain, Shahrom. / Production of renewable energy by transformation of kitchen waste to biogas, case study of Malaysia. ISBEIA 2011 - 2011 IEEE Symposium on Business, Engineering and Industrial Applications. 2011. pp. 219-223
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