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ENVIRONMENT AND ECOLOGY
Interdisciplinary International Science Journal
Volume 42 (2024)
Page No. 6
Patil V. S.,
Environment and Ecology 42 (1) : 6—10, January—March 2024
Article DOI: https://doi.org/10.60151/envec/XEZD2082
Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Vegetable Waste
with Cattle Dung and Fruit Waste for
Patil V. S., Patil S.V., Bhide A.J.
Received 8 August 2023, Accepted 10 November 2023, Published on 31 January 2024
India is a developing country and its rate of energy consumption is increasing with economic and industrial development. Most of the countries are dependent on non-renewable energy sources that have many limitations and demerits. The use of renewable energy resources is beneficial from socioeconomic and ecological point of view that can help to achieve sustainable development goals. India is agro-based country and produces huge quantities of organic waste per day. The disposal of these wastes by unscientific treatment methods causes serious environmental pollution. Anaerobic digestion and co-digestion are considered as ecofriendly technology of energy generation and waste disposal. The co-digestion is more beneficial over anaerobic digestion and has several advantages. The present work was undertaken to study anaerobic co-digestion of vegetable waste with cattle dung and fruit waste with the objectives of treating the waste to generate biogas and to decrease its environmental pollution potential.
Keywords Vegetable waste, Fruit waste, Cattle dung, Co-digestion, Biogas.