Autocatalytic Kinetics and Mechanism of Biogas Generation

Kirubakaran, V and Sivaramakrishnan, V and Shanmugapriya, S and Premalatha, M and Subramanian, P (2009) Autocatalytic Kinetics and Mechanism of Biogas Generation. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects , 31 (19). pp. 1700-1707. ISSN 1556-7230

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The mechanism of anaerobic fermentation of biomass into biogas is ex-plained in terms of autocatalytic reaction. Rate equation is derived for the first order kinetics and verified using the data obtained from a digester holding 20 kg of 10% cowdung slurry at 25ıC. The derived rate equation based on the proposed autocatalytic mechanism is found to explain the experimental rate satisfactorily.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © Taylor & Francis Group
Uncontrolled Keywords: autocatalytic reaction, biogas, fermentation, kinetics, mechanism
Subjects: Engineering > MIT Manipal > Chemical
Depositing User: MIT Library
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2012 08:25
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2012 08:25

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