Anaerobic Degradation of Raw Coconut Waste for Biogas Production
Priya V1, Sampath kumar M.C2

1Dr.Priya V., Department of Civil Engineering, BMS College of Engineering,India.
2Dr.Sampath kumar, M C, Department of Civil Engineering, BMS College of Engineering, India.
Manuscript received on November 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 15, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 30, 2019. | PP: 3130-3131 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December, 2019. | Retrieval Number:  B3007129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.B3007.129219
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Abstract: Disposal of coconut coir waste has been a difficult task for the coir industry. Coir pith is being piled up in the outskirts of the coir industry. A solution to the coir pith disposal is the biogas production from it. Raw coir pith without any treatment was tested for its potential to produce biogas. There was very little biogas generated from raw coir pith. Due to the constraints of high electrical conductivity and high lignin content, direct anaerobic treatment of raw coir pith cannot be an efficient solution. Treatment of coir pith is required for increasing the quantity of biogas produced.
Keywords: Raw coir pith, Kinetics, Methane, Biogas, Coir industry commas.