Biogas production from potato peel

Nurhayat KAYA, Melayib BİLGİN


Energy production, conversion and consumption are one of the important factors in community life. With increasing population, searching of alternative energy sources has begun because of fossil sources scarcity and environmental effects of them. From this point of view, energy sources, which is continuous, renewable, and ecofriendly have gained importance. Biogas is produced by anaerobic digestion or fermentation of biodegradable materials and it is a clean and high value energy source according to other energy types. The aim of this study is to determine the effects of biochemical methane potential (BMP) of potato peel waste. According to the results of the BMP tests carried out for 40 days as a result of the addition of mineral medium, carbonate and graft mud, gas formation was observed in a shorter time in the samples to which the graft mud was added. It has been determined that separating and accumulating the potato skins separately can contribute to the biogas production potential if appropriate anaerobic conditions are provided.


Pretreatment, Biochemical Methane Potential, Anaerobic Digestion Activated Sludge Waste, Biogas, Potato Shell, Sustainable Energy

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