Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 2 Page No.: 633-642 Oct. - Dec. 2012

 

ECONOMIC FEASIBILITYAND POLLUTION ABETMENT STUDY OF BIOGAS PRODUTION PROCESS UTILIZING ADMIXTURE OF Ipomoea carnea AND DISTILLERY WASTE

 

Deshmukh H. V.

Department of Microbiology, Y.C. Institute of Science, Satara, Maharashtra (INDIA)

 

Received on : July 10, 2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

India is fifth largest consumer of energy in the world,over dependence of countries on fossil fuels resulted in constantly increasing cost of oil in the world market to overcome this energy crunch, the countries has to give extra emphasis on resources, which are indigenous and renewable. The present paper reports the study of biogas production potential of common weed Ipomoea carnea jacq. Which is exotic weed distributed in tropical countries of Asia and America. The untreated and pretreated weed alone and in combination with distillery waste were studied by using 1L capacity digesters. The gas collection system used for all digesters was a water displacement method .The optimization of parameters like retention time, pH and temperature were studied in 4l digesters. The scale ľup studies were carried out in 25 L, 50 L, 100 L capacity digesters and it was found that these parameters were satisfactorily transformed to scale-up levels. Chemical analysis of digester effluents and sludge showed that it has good manorial value and the reduction in percent COD and BOD indicating significant reduction in the pollution potential. The economic feasibility values for acceptance of the project showed that the project could be economical.

 

Keywords : Renewable energy, Biogas, Weed, COD, BOD

 

 

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