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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(7): 2307-2315
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.331


Characterization and Batch Anaerobic Digestion Study of Banana Wastes
R. Divyabharathi*, R. Angeeswaran, K. Jagadeeshkumar and S. Pugalendhi
Department of Bioenergy, AEC&RI, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641003, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Agro industries like banana processing industries result in large amount of waste generation and they are usually dumped causing serious environmental pollution. Since banana wastes are putrid organic wastes, they are ideal for anaerobic digestion. Hence utilizing these wastes for biogas production is a sustainable way of deriving energy from waste so that the two major concerns, energy demand and environmental protection is achieved. The paper describes the analysis of the physico-chemical characteristics of banana wastes viz. banana peel, pseudo stem and fruit bunch stem. Also the banana wastes were tested for its biogas production potential through batch anaerobic digestion experimental setup. The characterization study showed the major biomethanation characteristics, total solids and volatile solids concentration in banana wastes to be in the range of 14 to 19% and 10.1 to 14.63% respectively. From batch study, the specific biogas production (l/kg of feed) was found to be around 0.35 l/kg/day and also the combination of 75% mashed banana peel with 25% cow dung showed best results with higher gas production of 3.85 l. The physico-chemical characteristic analysis and the batch digestion study of banana wastes indicated its potential as an effective feedstock for biogas production.


Keywords: Banana wastes, Characterization, Anaerobic digestion, Biogas.
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Divyabharathi, R., R. Angeeswaran, K. Jagadeeshkumar and Pugalendhi, S. 2017. Characterization and Batch Anaerobic Digestion Study of Banana Wastes.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(7): 2307-2315. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.331