Biochemical Methane Potential of Organic Municipal Solid Waste Components

I. Pecorini, T. Olivieri, A. Paradisi, D. Bacchi, G. Cenni, L. Burberi, L. Lombardi & A. Corti
With the aim of evaluating the possibility to estimate the biogas production of a real scale anaerobic digestion plant, the Biochemical Methane Potential (BMP) of several components of the Organic Fraction of the Municipal Solid Waste (OFMSW) were tested. In particular, five different fractions and a mixed food waste sample were tested. Both the BMP after 21 days (BMP21) and final BMP (BMPf) were measured in specific batch anaerobic digesters at 37°C. In particular, from...