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Main Title Time settlement behavior of processed refuse. : anaerobic digestion of milled refuse /
Author Franklin, A. G. ; Chakraverty, C. ; Quon, J. E.
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Author Title of a Work
Franklin, A. G.
CORP Author Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL. Dept. of Civil Engineering.;Municipal Environmental Research Lab., Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Municipal Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1981
Report Number EPA/600/2-81/135; EPA-800654
Stock Number PB81-228579
Subjects Refuse and refuse disposal.
Additional Subjects Anaerobic processes ; Solid waste disposal ; Settling ; Decomposition ; Cellulose ; Methane ; Carbon dioxide ; Reaction kinetics ; Gas production ; Municipal wastes
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB81-228579 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 91 pages ; 28 cm
The objectives of this laboratory investigation were to gain an understanding of the decomposition of milled refuse under anaerobic conditions, the rates of decomposition, and the gas production and composition. The rates of decomposition of cellulose and cellulosic materials, gas production per unit weight of materials digested and the CH4 to CO2 ratios were obtained from the literature for different systems. Similar data from laboratory experiments on the anaerobic decomposition of milled refuse were analyzed and compared with the information obtained from the literature. The rate constant decomposition, Ke at 37C, reported in the literature for the different systems, varied from .000033 to 1.97/day. Gas production ranged from near zero to 14 cu ft per pound of volatile matter digested and the CH4 to CO2 ratio varied between 0.3 and 1.86. For anaerobic digestion of milled refuse in the laboratory experiments, the rate constant (normalized to 37C) for the reduction of volatile matter varied between 0.00105 and 0.00216/day. The low rates were observed for the digesters which were either seeded with a non-acclimatized culture or not seeded at all. Gas production ranged from 6.9 to 12.8 cu ft/lb of volatile matter digested. The averaged CH4 to CO2 ratio, for the initial phase of gas production, varied from 0.13 to 1.09, the lowest ratio being observed for the digester which was operated at the lowest temperature, 20C.
"Part 3 of 5 parts." Includes bibliographical references. Period covered: 3/1/71 -- 5/31/75. Microfiche.
Contents Notes
Part I. Mathematical model for solid waste settlement--Part II. Swelling pressure and permeability in milled refuse--Part III. Anaerobic digestion of milled refuse--Part IV. Consolidation of milled refuse (2 vol.).