Biodegradability of Fruit and Vegetable Waste (FVW)

Seswoya, Roslinda and Ang, Siew Fen and Shaharoshaha, A’isyah Mardhiyyah (2020) Biodegradability of Fruit and Vegetable Waste (FVW). In: Water and Environmental Engineering. Penerbit UTHM, pp. 79-90. ISBN 978-967-2389-11-8

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This chapter reviews one of organic fraction of municipal solid waste, which is food waste. It covers the food waste generation rate, environmental issues in managing food waste and food waste disposal /treatment method. The review on the fruit and vegetable waste (FVW) is included in the term of the characterization. This chapter also includes the FVW stabilization method and the FVW digestibility. The methane yield observed from the batch biomethane potential tests (BMP) and the modelling analysis using Modified Gompertz to examine kinetic parameters of biodigestibility of FVW are presented. In addition, FVW is having organic matter as indicated by higher TS/VS ratio, make it is a preferable substrate (sole substrate) for anaerobic digestion.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Water, Environmental engineering, Government publications—Malaysia.
Subjects: T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering > TD895-899 Industrial and factory sanitation > TD896-899 Industrial and factory wastes
Divisions: Faculty of Civil Engineering and Built Environment > Department of Civil Engineering : Water and Environmental Engineering
Depositing User: Mr. Abdul Rahim Mat Radzuan
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2021 07:00
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2021 07:00

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