Determination of Yield Coefficients of Methane and Carbon Dioxide in Methanogenesis to Predict the Overall Performance of a Biogas Digester

  • Joyoti BiswasEmail author
  • Ranjana Chowdhury
  • Pinaki Bhattacharya
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Networks and Systems book series (LNNS, volume 11)


Biogas has globally remained a renewable energy source derived from anaerobic digestion of organic matter. This process treats the organic matter efficiently producing a effluent whose residue is rich in inorganic elements like nitrogen and phosphorous needed for effective plant growth. In our investigation determination of yield coefficients of methane and carbon dioxide in methanogenesis was done considering volatile fatty acid and long chain fatty acids as the principal substrates obtained after the acidogenic degradation of vegetable market waste. The purpose of considering these two substrates is that these are the primary substrates for the methanogens needed to produce biogas. Besides, a pure chemical source of volatile fatty acid and long chain fatty acids has been used to conveniently determine yield coefficients of the products of methanogenesis which matched well with the biogas generated from the digester.


Biogas Batch mode Biodigester Yield coefficients 



This study was done under UGC major project scheme and the authors acknowledge the financial support granted under the scheme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joyoti Biswas
    • 1
    Email author
  • Ranjana Chowdhury
    • 2
  • Pinaki Bhattacharya
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryDr. Sudhir Chandra Sur Degree Engineering CollegeKolkataIndia
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringJadavpur UniversityKolkataIndia

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