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American Journal of Water Resources. 2018, 6(4), 156-161
DOI: 10.12691/ajwr-6-4-2
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Influence of Different Organic Waste Ratio on Anaerobic Digestion

Jawed Ahmad1, Azhar Husain1, , Bushra Hasan1, Rubia Gaur1, Praveen Kumar2, Anwar Ali Khan2 and Abid Ali Khan1

1Department of Civil Engineering, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

2NMCG, Min. of Wat. Res., Govt. of India, New Delhi

Pub. Date: September 19, 2018

Cite this paper:
Jawed Ahmad, Azhar Husain, Bushra Hasan, Rubia Gaur, Praveen Kumar, Anwar Ali Khan and Abid Ali Khan. Influence of Different Organic Waste Ratio on Anaerobic Digestion. American Journal of Water Resources. 2018; 6(4):156-161. doi: 10.12691/ajwr-6-4-2


The present study investigates the characteristics of the different organic waste obtained from dumping sites of the Campus of the university and Okhla region of Delhi. Three types of wastes; kitchen waste (KW), Food vegetable waste (FVW) and Garden waste (GW) were used for batch scale anaerobic digestion study. The prepared slurry was analyzed for pH, Alkalinity, Chemical oxygen demand (COD), Total solids (TS), and Volatile solids (VS). The results shows the initial characteristics ranges; pH 6.70 to 7.70; COD 1900 to 3000 mg/L, TS- 9.8 to 15.23 %, VS 79.2 to 85.70 %. The maximum COD = 86% and VS =44.32 % was removed with FVW and KW, respectively. The maximum biogas 3500 mL was observed when FVW was digested with Cow dung.

anaerobic digestion organic wastes kitchen waste food vegetable waste cow dung

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