Renewable energy from biogas generated by sewage sludge – relationship between sludge volume and power generated / Suzana Ramli ... [et al.]

Ramli, Suzana and Mohd Baki, Aminuddin and Ayub, Muhamad Azmi and Abdul Talib, Suhaimi and Mohd Tajuddin, Ramlah and Atan, Ismail and Jaafar, Jurina and Abdullah, Nur Aziafwani (2008) Renewable energy from biogas generated by sewage sludge – relationship between sludge volume and power generated / Suzana Ramli ... [et al.]. Scientific Research Journal, 5 (2). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1675-7009


Biogas is a product of decomposition of organic matter during the process of anaerobic digestion (AD). The main components are methane and carbon dioxide. The methane content in the biogas enables it to be used as fuel which can be converted to heat and electricity. The biogas generated by the anaerobic digesters has the potential to be redirected from the flaring facilities to renewable energy (RE) facilities. The biogas may then be used to generate electricity, which in turn can operate the sewage treatment plant (STP) itself. However, feedbacks from the sewerage industry indicated that heavy investments are needed for any RE initiatives on biogas generated by sewage sludge. In order to find the cost effective way of generating energy from biogas, fundamental relationships are necessary to enable development of prototype in the future. Thus, this paper presents a study to establish the relationship between the volume of sludge and the amount of power and energy that can be generated.


Item Type: Article
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Mohd Baki, AminuddinUNSPECIFIED
Ayub, Muhamad AzmiUNSPECIFIED
Abdul Talib, SuhaimiUNSPECIFIED
Mohd Tajuddin, RamlahUNSPECIFIED
Abdullah, Nur AziafwaniUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > Sewage sludge > Properties of sewage sludge. Tests. Analysis
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery > Renewable energy sources
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > Biogas
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > Methane
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Research Management Centre (RMC)
Journal or Publication Title: Scientific Research Journal
Journal: UiTM Journal > Scientific Research Journal
ISSN: 1675-7009
Volume: 5
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-9
Item ID: 12912
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anaerobic digestion, biogas, methane, renewable energy, sewage sludge, sludge volume to power ratio


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