Kitchen Refuse Fermentation

  • Mohd Ali Hassan
  • Shahrakbah Yacob
  • Cheong Weng Chung
  • Yoshihito Shirai
  • Yung-Tse Hung
Part of the Handbook of Environmental Engineering book series (HEE, volume 11)


Controlled fermentation has been used for kitchen waste treatment. The most important factors affecting methane production from kitchen waste is organic loading rate and hydraulic detention time. Two main types of fermentation of kitchen waste are natural fermentation and controlled fermentation. The fermentation products are poly-3-hydroxyalkanoates (PHA) and poly-lactate (PLA).


Lactic Acid Lactic Acid Bacterium Municipal Solid Waste Hydraulic Retention Time Food Waste 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mohd Ali Hassan
    • 1
  • Shahrakbah Yacob
    • 1
  • Cheong Weng Chung
    • 1
  • Yoshihito Shirai
    • 2
  • Yung-Tse Hung
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Bioprocess TechnologyUniversity Putra MalaysiaSelangorMalaysia
  2. 2.Graduate School of Life Science and System EngineeringKyushu Institute of TechnologyKitakyushuJapan
  3. 3.Department of Civil and Environmental EngineeringCleveland State UniversityClevelandUSA

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