Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)
Civil and Environmental Engineering
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An investigation into the effect of moisture augmentation by manipulation of food waste proportion or wastewater treatment plant biosolids proportion was undertaken to determine the effects on production of methane and other biogases from municipal solid waste (MSW). Laboratory microcosm experiments were performed to determine the effect of various proportions of influent waste streams on the production of biogas. Results indicated that moisture augmentation through the addition of food waste to MSW increases the overall bio-gas and hydrogen gas formed during fermentation. Moisture augmentation through addition of wastewater treatment bio-solids lead to inconclusive results. Addition of food waste to MSW would allow for an increase in combustible gas production through formation of additional hydrogen gas in arid region landfills.
Arid; Biodegradation; Biogas; FISH; Hydrogen; Landfill; Methane; Refuse as fuel; Organic wastes; Sanitary landfills; Sewage; Waste products as fuel
Environmental Engineering | Microbiology | Oil, Gas, and Energy
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Gore, Jared Michael, "Effects of Moisture Augmentation of Municipal Solid Waste Through Addition of Food Waste or Wastewater Treatment Biosolids on Bio-Gas Formation for Power Generation" (2012). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 1667.
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