Authors: Souraya Benalia, Giuseppe Zimbalatti, Alessandro Neri, Bruno Bernardi
Published in: CSBE-SCGAB Technical Conferences » 5th CIGR and AGM Quebec City 2021 » Special Session on Biogas
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Description: The huge availability of olive mill wastes in the Mediterranean area during olive oil production campaign, the environmental problems linked to their disposal on agricultural terrains as well as the necessity to look for more sustainable solutions for the management of these by-products, have strongly induced to consider them as a resource that allows the integration of agro-industries profits.
In this contest, anaerobic co-digestion of olive mill waste for energetic purposes may constitute a promising process to overcome the above-cited problems.
The present study proposes the determination of the BMP or Biochemical Methane Potential of different mixtures containing olive mill wastes in varied proportions. Previously and subsequently to each trial, physicochemical features, particularly, suspended solids (SS), volatile substance (VS), phenolic compounds, chemical oxygen demand (COD) and pH of each mixture were carried out in order to assess anaerobic go-digestion process. In addition, the produced biogas was characterized from both quantitative and qualitative point of view.
The research highlighted reliable outcomes. Findings could be useful to provide valuable information for olive mill operators, who invest in alternative solutions for the management of their ef'uents with the aim to reduce both production costs and negative effects on the environment.
Conference name: 5th CIGR International Conference and CSBE-SCGAB AGM 2021, Quebec City,QC, 11-14 May 2021.
Session name: Special Session Biogas
Publication type: Presentation
Language 1: en
Rights: Canadian Society for Bioengineering