Experimental Verification of Chemical Pre-Treatments to Increase Biohydrogen Production from Fruit and Vegetable Organic Refuses

T. Tommasi & B. Ruggeri
Objectives of the paper are: to evaluate the opportunity to increase the dark bioH2 production from vegetables waste by mechanical pre-treatment followed by acid or basic treatment and to verify the feasibility and reproducibility of H2 production using vegetable bio-wastes taken along yearly seasons. The bio-waste material was taken from the local fruit and vegetable market of large populated city. It was first weighed, cut in small pieces and then homogenized by a kitchen blade...