Comparison of process stability in methane generation from palm oil mill effluent using dairy manure as inoculum Public Deposited

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  • The potential of methane production in a continuously stirred tank reactor (CSTR) was investigated using dairy manure as inoculum at pH 6.8 and 37 degrees C temperature in this study. Two identical anaerobic bioreactors namely CSTR1 and CSTR2 filled with palm oil mill effluent (POME) as a carbon source were used. CSTR1 was not added with the inoculum, while CSTR2 was added with dairy manure as inoculum. Both the reactors were allowed to run for 5 days (d) in batch condition at hydraulic retention time (HRT) 10 d. The CSTR(2)produced 0.85 L/d gas yield and 59% methane content compared to 0.39 L/d gas yield and 20% produced in CSTR1, respectively. A better chemical oxygen demand (COD) reduction percentage of 48% was found in CSTR2 compared to CSTR1 with 33%. The investigation showed that dairy manure as inoculum has a marked influence on the start-up period and the biogas production rate. (C) 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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