Characterization and Prospects of Using Agricultural and Municipal Solid Wastes for Biogas and Livestock Feed Production
AbstractA study was conducted to characterize the different constituents of wastes from mango processing and municipal solids wastes in order to establish the baseline data requirements for the conversion of such wastes into biofuel and livestock feed. Both the mango peels and seeds constituted 15 to 23g/100g and 33 to 48 g/100g, respectively, of the fresh whole fruit, leaving about 53 to 67 g/100g as edible flesh yield. When the constituents of both the municipal solids wastes and the household/domestic wastes were sorted into different components, between 80 and 90% of the recoverable wastes would be suitable for biodegradation into biogas which is mainly methane using optimum operating conditions already reported in similar studies.
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