Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Deriving an Alternative Energy Using Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Water Hyacinth, Food Waste, and Cow Manure

Sapna Kinattinkara; Thangavelu Arumugam; Nandhini Samiappan; Vivek Sivakumar; Sampathkumar Velusamy; Mohanraj Murugesan; Manoj Shanmugamoorthy

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 06 August 2022

  Increased global energy consumption demands the use of more energy resources, aggravating environmental issues. This study focused on analyzing biogas production from a mixture of cow dung, water hyacinth, and food waste and checking the efficiency of the biogas. The efficiency of biogas production was ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Biogas Production by Co-Digestion of Food Waste with Sewage Sludge and Poultry Litter: A Way Towards Sustainable Waste-to-Energy Conversion

Uttam Bista; Bhawana Rayamajhi; Bipasyana Dhungana; Sunil Prasad Lohani

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 06 September 2022

  Anaerobic digestion is one of the most effective technologies for managing degradable waste, which produces renewable energy and digestate as the byproduct. In this study, sewage sludge (SS), poultry litter (PL), and food waste (FW) were co-digested at ratios (SS:PL:FW 2:1:1) with 8 % total solid content ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Analysis of Biogas Recovery from Liquid Dairy Manure Waste by Anaerobic Digestion

Fatemeh Norouzi; Morteza Hosseinpour; Saeed Talebi

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 10 September 2022

  In this paper, an industrial dairy farm unit was taken as a case study to carry out the applicable technical assessment for the construction of a biogas plant using a combined heat and power (CHP) unit. A comprehensive sensitivity analysis was applied to examine the effectiveness of the operational parameters ...  Read More

Advanced Energy Technologies
Multi-Criteria Analysis of Biogas Feed Fuel Cell-Based Electricity Generation: Economic and Environmental Factors

Shafini Mohd Shafie; Zakirah Othman; A. Harits Nu'man; Nik Nurul Anis Nik Yusuf

Volume 9, Issue 3 , September 2022, , Pages 101-104

  Penetration of renewable energy in the energy generation mix must be viewed from different angles. This issue shall not only cover the technological part, but also economic, environmental, and social criteria. The fuel cell provides huge potential with less reliance on fossil fuel-based electricity generation. ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Simplex Centroid Mixture Design for Optimizing and Promoting the Anaerobic Co-Digestion Performance of Sheep Blood and Cheese Whey

Rasoul Aydram; Hossein Haji Agha Alizade; Majid Rasouli; Behdad Shadidi

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 8-15

  Reduced emissions of greenhouse gases and global warming can be made possible by discovering alternative energies and reduced dependence on fossil fuels. Biogas is considered as one of the alternatives to fossil fuels. This study investigates anaerobic co-digestion for the development of biogas with ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Economics, Policies and Planning
Determining Optimal Locations for Biogas Plants: Case Study of Tehran Province for Utilization of Bovine and Aviculture Wastes

Maryam Nosratinia; Ali Asghar Tofigh; Mehrdad Adl

Volume 8, Issue 3 , July 2021, , Pages 36-44

  Given the world’s growing population and energy demand, modern methods are developed to contribute to generating alternative energies. They aim to maintain the renewability of the supplied energy and decrease environmental contaminations. Biogas is a renewable energy carrier that has recently been ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Biogas Potentiality Through Waste Management in Bangladesh

Parvez Mosharraf; Md. Saroyar Zahan; Dilip Kumar Das; Suman Chowdhury

Volume 7, Issue 4 , October 2020, , Pages 44-49

  This study offers an effective solution to meet the growing demands of biogas plants for energy. This paper presents a model and simulates the digestion process of biogas production from the organic and food processing waste that contains high moisture. Biogas is produced by bacteria through the bio-degradation ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Considering an Up-Flow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket for the Treatment of Spearmint Essential Oil Wastewater and Biogas Production

Bahman Heydari; Shahin Rafiee; Elham Abdollahzadeh Sharghi; Seyed Saeid Mohtasebi

Volume 6, Issue 2 , April 2019, , Pages 1-7

  The aromatic and dark-colored spearmint essential oil wastewater (SEOW) generally contains a large amount of organic matter, including chemical oxygen demand (COD), phenolic compounds, and inorganic contents. In this study, the pollutant removal performance and biogas production rate of an up-flow anaerobic ...  Read More

Renewable Energy Resources and Technologies
Estimation and Modeling of Biogas Production in Municipal Landfill

Alireza Rastikerdar

Volume 5, Issue 1 , January 2018, , Pages 43-50

  The municipal solid waste in Landfill is transformed into landfill gas during a biochemical conversion process called bio-degradation. Gas release from landfills has potentially different environmental effects; therefore, assessing and forecasting the rate of production and release of gas from landfill ...  Read More

Thermal Pretreatment for Improvement of Biogas Production and Salinity Reduction by Zeolite

Rozita Asgari; Farida Iraji Asiabadi; Hadi Radnezhad

Volume 4, Issue 1 , February 2017, , Pages 36-40

  The anaerobic digestion of organic waste for biogas production can be affected by some variables such as temperature; concentration of the biogas feed solution, bacteria populations, and pressure. This study investigated the effects of thermal pretreatment at 50, 75, and 100 ºC on the biogas produced ...  Read More

Evaluation of Off-grid Hybrid Renewable Systems in the Four Climate Regions of Iran

Shoeleh Vahdatpour; Shokoofeh Behzadfar; Leila Siampour; Elahe Veisi; Mehdi Jahangiri

Volume 4, Issue 1 , February 2017, , Pages 61-70

  Renewable systems influence the process of supplying domestic electricity demands. It will be useful to replace the conventional energy generation system by renewable energy sources since the uncontrolled use of fossil fuels is accompanied by global warming and environmental hazards, in addition ...  Read More

Utilization of Co-digestion of Local Brewery Wastes and Cattle Dung as a Potential Source of Biogas and Organic Fertilizer

Olatunde A. Oyelaran; Yau Y. Tudunwada; James K. Abidoye; Olawale M. Sanusi

Volume 3, Issue 4 , November 2016, , Pages 27-33

  Biogas production from co-digestion of local brewery waste (BW) and cow dung (CD) was study for value added to this solid waste. The objective of this research was to fine the optimum condition for maximum biogas production and also examined the effectiveness of the biogas residue (liquor from anaerobic ...  Read More

Making Decision Support System for Utilization of Biogas in Iran

Maryam Nosratinia; Ali Asghar Tofigh; Mehrdad Adl

Volume 2, Issue 1 , February 2015, , Pages 1-5

  The use of renewable energy sources is often suggested to be a good solution for climate change and the dependency to fossil fuel. Biogas utilization is a one of these promising options that can mitigate these problems since biogas is produced by the fermentation of waste, so is rich in methane and has ...  Read More

Reforming of Biogas over Co- and Cu-Promoted Ni/Al2O3-ZrO2 Nanocatalysts Synthesized via Sequential Impregnation Method

Mahdi Sharifi; Mohammad Haghighi; Farhad Rahmani; Nader Rahemi

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2014, , Pages 53-63

  Utilization of active and stable catalyst could have enormous advantages in industrial application of biogas reforming. In order to achieve this goal, the effects of Cu and Co as promoters were investigated over physical-chemical properties of Ni/Al2O3-ZrO2 catalyst in reforming of biogas. The sequential ...  Read More