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Studies on factors influencing methane production from tomato-processing waste.

Sarada, R. and Joseph, R. (1994) Studies on factors influencing methane production from tomato-processing waste. Bioresource Technology, 47 (1). 55-57, 9 ref..

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[Tomato processing wastes (TPW) are generated in significant quantities by tomato processing industries. Their bioremediation treatment for the production of methane provides a potentially economic use for this waste material and reduces pollution problems. Anaerobic digestion of TPW for methane was investigated.] The influence of hydraulic retention time (HRT), loading rate and temp. on the productivity (v/v/day) and yields (m3/kg volatile solids) of total gas and methane during anaerobic digestion of TPW was studied. High yields of total gas (0.7 m 3) and methane (0.42 m 3/kg) were obtained at 24 days HRT and 4.5 kg m-3 loading rate and 35C. Loading rates of 6.0-7.5 kg TS m-3 and temp. of 25 and 30C were critical for methanogenesis at 16 days HRT. Stable digestion was achieved up to 40C, but 45C was unfavourable for methanogenesis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 600 Technology > 05 Chemical engineering > 01 Biotechnology and Bioengineering
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 23 Vegetables > 03 Tomato
Divisions: Food Microbiology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 02 Jun 2011 06:35
Last Modified: 01 Oct 2018 09:36
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/7920

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