Date of Award
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Anaerobic bacteria -- Research, Organic wastes -- Purification, Recycling (Waste etc.) -- Testing, Anaerobic digesters -- Industrial applications
Six gallons of food waste was anaerobically digested for 76 days in two small-scale digesters sitting by a lab window. The main difference, besides waste sources, of these digesters was substrate processing: chopping versus blending. An effort was made to minimize the maintenance of the digesters, however, after 45 days of overly acidic (pH
Scantlebury, Leland C., "Small-scale Minimal-maintenance Anaerobic Digestion of Food Waste for Solids Reduction and Methane Production: Feasibility Study" (2014). Civil and Environmental Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses. 3.