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Main Title Reclamation of Energy from Organic Waste.
Author Pfeffe, John T. ;
CORP Author Illinois Univ., Urbana. Dept. of Civil Engineering.
Year Published 1974
Report Number EPA-R-800766; 670/2-74-016;
Stock Number PB-231 176
Additional Subjects Methane ; Solid waste disposal ; Fuels ; Reclamation ; Organic compounds ; Refuse disposal ; Anaerobic processes ; Digestion(Decomposition) ; Fermentation ; Cellulose ; Bacteria ; Dewatering ; Sewage sludge ; Gases ; Capital costs ; Operating costs ; Shredding ; Natural gas ; Separation ; Nutritional requirements ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-231 176 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/23/1988
Collation 143p
This study applied the anaerobic fermentation process to the production of methane from the organic fraction of urban refuse. Shredded domestic refuse from which the inorganic fraction was separated was used as a substrate. Raw sewage sludge was added to the substrate in proportion to the rate at which it is produced by a population producing a given quantity of refuse. The quantity and quality of gas produced, the rate of gas production, the solids reduction, nutritional requirements, and operating problems were evaluated in a laboratory system operating at temperatures ranging from 35C to 60C. The results of the laboratory study together with published data on both capital and operating costs of refuse shredding, refuse separation, reactor volume, reactor mixing, reactor heating, and residue dewatering were used to analyze the economics of the process. (Modified author abstract)