JJAP Conference Proceedings

JJAP Conf. Proc. 4, 011401 (2016) doi:10.7567/JJAPCP.4.011401

Engineering of microbial garbage treatment plants

Satoshi Matsuda

  1. Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemical Engineering, Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu 432-8561, Japan
  • Received October 14, 2015
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The design and operation of composting and/or garbage treatment plant has been carried out mainly based on empirically obtained data in many cases, which caused various troubles such as generation of bad smells and low performance in decomposing organic waste. This study intends to establish a method of design and operation of this kind of plant on the basis of chemical engineering aspects such as material and heat (enthalpy) balance, kinetic analysis of reaction and/or mass transfer rate, and various equilibrium relations. The major operating factors considered here are as follows: the rate of aeration, the control of temperature and moisture content in the reactor, pH, mixing conditions, organic loading to the reactor, and others.

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