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Maximum Energy Yield from Organic Wastes and Decontamination to a High Quality Organic Fertiliser by a Microbiological Hybrid Process

Funded under: FP5-EAECTP C

Abstract

Based on an existing organic waste treatment hybrid process "Biowaste Separation Fermentation Composting" (B.S.F.C.), in which the waste is separated in a liquid fraction for anaerobic digestion and a solid fraction for composting, the project objective was to establish an environmentally beneficial process with optimised utilisation of all output mass flows in terms of maximum energy yield and valuable soil fertiliser by performing the following measures: (i) improving energy production for different new organic waste materials; (ii) upgrading of the biogas for use in the natural gas grid and in future in fuel cells; (iii) depletion of heavy metals and salt in raw material to improve compost quality; (iv) development of an economically acceptable method to reduce N and P contamination in the liquid digested residues for recycling into the process and environmental protection.

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Record Number: 7018 / Last updated on: 2005-09-19
Category: PROJ