Biodegradative Analysis of Municipal Solid Waste in Laboratory-Scale Landfills

@inproceedings{Barlaz1997BiodegradativeAO,
  title={Biodegradative Analysis of Municipal Solid Waste in Laboratory-Scale Landfills},
  author={Morton A. Barlaz and W. E. Eleazer and W. S. Odle and Xin Qian and Y-S. Wang},
  year={1997}
}
The objective of this research was to characterize the anaerobic biodegradability of the major biodegradable components of municipal solid waste (MSW). Tests were conducted in quadruplicate in 2-L reactors operated to obtain maximum yields. Measured methane (CH4) yields for grass, leaves, branches, food waste, coated paper, old newsprint, old corrugated containers, and office paper were 144.4, 30.6, 62.6, 300.7, 84.4, 74.3, 152.3, and 217.3 mL CH4/dry g, respectively. While there was a general… CONTINUE READING