Recycling of Municipal Solid Waste is vigorously promoted in Japan and the necessity of energy recovery from organic waste is increasing. An anaerobic digestion demonstration plant for organic waste in Kyoto City, Japan has been operated for about two years. Three kinds of wastes (garbage and leftovers from hotels, yard waste and used paper) mixed at various ratios are used. The plant has maintained stable operations with each mixture, generating biogas by the decomposition of VS at the rate of about 820 m3N/ton-VS.
Anaerobic digestion of organic waste in Japan: the first demonstration plant at Kyoto City
T. Komatsu, T. Kimura, Y. Kuriyama, Y. Isshiki, T. Kawano, T. Hirao, M. Masuda, K. Yokoyama, T. Matsumoto, M. Takeda; Anaerobic digestion of organic waste in Japan: the first demonstration plant at Kyoto City. Water Sci Technol 1 June 2002; 45 (12): 113–118. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.2002.0416
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