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Rozy Rozy Rouf Ahmad Dar Urmila Gupta Phutela

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The present investigation reports the optimization of process parameters for biogas production from water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes). The different parameters like particle size, inoculum concentration, incubation temperature, metal ions and pH were optimized for biogas production. Maximum biogas was observed with water hyacinth of 1cm size, 40 % inoculum concentration. The temperature of 45°C along with neutral pH i.e. 7 was found to be most suitable for biogas production in the presence of manganese chloride (0.2 mM). Under optimized conditions, 44.9 l biogas/kg water hyacinth, 360.09 l/kg total solids and 397.95 l biogas/kg volatile solids were produced in a period of 40 days. The water hyacinth has proven to be a good source of biogas production and thus can be utilized as a potential feedstock for the biogas production.

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Keywords

Biodigested slurry, Biogas, Cattle dung, Eichhornia crassipes

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Rozy, R., Dar, R. A., & Phutela, U. G. (2017). Optimization of biogas production from water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes). Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 9(4), 2062–2067. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v9i4.1489
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