CHARACTERISTICS OF MUNICIPAL WASTE BIODEGRADABLE FRACTION AND EVALUATION OF ITS PROCESSING
Edward Meller 1  
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Patrycja Rogalska 2  
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Department of Soil Science, Grassland and Environmental Chemistry, West Pomeranian University of Technology, Słowackiego Str. 17, 71-434 Szczecin, Poland
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Renewable Energy Research and Training Centre in Ostoja, Ostoja 10, 72-001 Kołbaskowo, Poland
Publish date: 2015-11-03
 
J. Ecol. Eng. 2015; 16(5):133–137
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A growing interest in Renewable Energy Sources initiated the use of biogas as an energy generating material. Biodegradable waste coming from different streams is an important resource for biogas production. The studies were conducted on 20–80 mm fraction of municipal waste separated by rotary screen in the technological process of The Waste Recovery and Storage Plant in Leśno Górne. Morphological composition of the examined waste and their parameters determining their usefulness for composting and fermentation were analysed. On the basis of organic carbon content, the amount of biogas that may be produced from 1 kg of waste was estimated. An approximate amount of biogas which can be obtained in the process of methane fermentation from energy piles, formed from 10 000 Mg of waste was also calculated. Depending on the temperature it was from. 2.8 to 3.8 mln m3.
 
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