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Bioenergy convesion studies of municipal sewage mixed with press mud and effect of Hydrogen Peroxide on their Anaerobic Biomethanation

Shailendra C. Singh*, Awanish K. Pandey, Arjun Kunwar, Sarika Singh & Ashok K. Pandey
Department of Chemistry, S.C.P.G.College, Ballia (U.P.) India
Received ………………….. Revised……………………

Abstract : The present study deals with the anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste sewage. The effect of hydrogen peroxide on anaerobic biomethanation is also carried out during the course of present investigation. It is found that this type of biomethanation of solid waste and sewage waste yield enormous biogas (67%) as compared to conventional method. The biogas generation was measured with reference to other operating parameters such as pH, T.S., T.D.S., T.V.S. and alkalinity over an average temperature of 31oC and at retention time of 60 days. It indicates the maximum biogas production at optimum total solid content was found to be 5%. The observation and results clearly reveal that at low dosage of 0.5g of H2O2/g VSS effluent treatment with hydrogen peroxide enhances the anaerobic digestion of sludge by improving its biodegradability. At high dosage the production of methane is found to be lower due to low chemical oxygen demand.


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