Biomethane Production from Vegetable and Water Hyacinth Waste explores the production of biomethane from vegetable waste and water hyacinth via anaerobic fermentation, focusing on effect factors, control methods and optimization. Principles and key technologies are introduced before the book examines the fundamentals of municipal vegetable waste, such as composition, main indicators, experiment devices and pretreatment. Processes for the production of volatile fatty acids are described in detail, as well as resource recovery from anaerobic fermentation liquid and residue. The case of water hyacinth digestion at pilot scale is presented, illustrating the comprehensive utilization of fermentation products, engineering design of a reaction tank, process parameters, and environmental and economic aspects. The work closes with a lengthy design and optimization study of a vegetable waste biomethane plant, covering scheme selection, overall design ideology, process system design, wastewater treatment system, odor treatment system and general drawings and transport schemes.
- Covers the fundamentals and applications of the use of food waste and water hyacinth for biomethane production through anaerobic digestion
- Explores core challenges of a biomethane production operation, including details on process optimization and control, and multiple case studies grounded in current industrial practice
- Offers practical examples and numerical calculations for large scale operation
- Provides a representative treatment of a PPP plant considered from a process systems design perspective
1. Anaerobic Fermentation Process for Bio-methane Production from Vegetable Waste 2. Bio-production of Volatile Fatty Acid from Vegetable Waste 3. Methane Production by Two-phase Anaerobic Digestion for Vegetable Waste 4. Resource Recovery from Anaerobic Fermentation Liquid and Residue of Vegetable Waste 5. Technical Development and Pilot-trail for Anaerobic Digestion of Water Hyacinth 6. Anaerobic Fermentation Engineering Design for Vegetable Waste Treatment Plant PPP Project
Zhao Youcai is a professor of environmental engineering at the School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He received his bachelor degree from Sichuan University, Chengdu, China (1984) and his Ph.D. from the Institute of Chemical Metallurgy (now Institute of Process Engineering), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing (1989). He completed his post-doctoral research work at Fudan University, Shanghai, China and joined in Tongji University in 1991. He has also worked at Aristotle University, Greece; National University of Singapore, Singapore; Tulane University, USA; and Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland, for 4 years as research fellow or visiting professor. He has authored and co-authored 158 publications in peer-reviewed internationally recognized journals, 420 publications in China journals, and 6 English books, and has authored, co-authored, and edited 85 Chinese books. His research interests include treatment of municipal solid wastes, sewage and industrial sludge, hazardous wastes, polluted construction wastes, and industrial wastes.
Wei Ran is a researcher at School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai, China. He received his bachelor degree from Chongqing University, Chongqing, China. His research interests cover anaerobic fermentation of organic waste, dehydration and utilisation of fermentation residue, garbage classification, prevention and control of environmental health, polymerisation and chemical decomposition of food waste, and recycling of aged refuse from landfills.