JJAP Conference Proceedings

JJAP Conf. Proc. 4, 011405 (2016) doi:10.7567/JJAPCP.4.011405

Analysis of overload phenomenon in garbage decomposition

Tomoki Maruchi, Satoshi Matsuda

  1. Department of Applied Chemistry and Biochemical Engineering, Shizuoka University, Hamamatsu 432-8561, Japan
  • Received October 12, 2015
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Abstract

There is a phenomenon observed in various microbial waste treatment processes, in which the microbial degradation rate of organic substrates drastically decreases when the input of substrates to the process is too heavy. It is called “overloading”. The overloading phenomenon in garbage treatment systems often causes serious problems. But the mechanism of overloading has not yet been clarified. This study intends to investigate this phenomenon by analyzing the microbial community as well as various physical parameters in the garbage treatment process.

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