Anaerobic Degradation Pattern of Urban Solid Waste Components
Shwetmala1, Chanakya HN1, T.V. Ramachandra1,2
1Centre for Sustainable Technologies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India
2Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Insitute of Science, Bangalore 560012, India
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Anaerobic degradation of organic waste is a biological process representable by two phases of degradation that can be modeled by firstorder kinetics. Rate of degradation of phase I is much faster than phase II degradation. The rate constants and potential biogas formation at each phase of decomposition varied widely among different waste categories and indicate potential of VFA accumulation.