PROSPECTIVE OF ENERGY RECLAMATION AND ELECTRICITY PRODUCTION FROM BUTCHERY WASTES IN MALAYSIAMd. Nurul Islam Siddique and Mohd. Zamri Bin Ibrahim
Energy reclamation and electricity production from butchery wastes has been studied for countering both energy wants and ecological contamination issues. Anaerobic degradation was performed in a 9 L reactor for 29 days at amesophilic state. The biogas amount was determined regularly after 24 hours intermission. Biogas and methane production was considered to find the equivalent electricity amount. Daily mean and cumulative biogas production of 0.00201 m3 /kg VS and 0.022 m3 /kg VS were achieved with 64% methane content. These results suggested that 1041 MWh and 1665 MWh of power may be produced from gas with lower and higher exchange efficiency. This work suggested that waste-to-energy technique if properly applied will be a feasible resolution to energy needs in Malaysia.