Hydrocarbons in biogas from household solid waste
Journal article, 1998

The components of biogas from source-separated domestic waste were studied for the first major Swedish plant (Sobacken, Boras) in operation. Methane, carbon dioxide and C-6-C-11 hydrocarbons were determined by gas chromatographic methods. The content of methane was found to be just over 70% (v/v). The major polluting hydrocarbon in the biogas was p-cymene. It may be formed by rearrangement and dehydrogenation of limonene and other monoterpenes in food waste.

Author

Susan Björkqvist

Department of Chemical Environmental Science

Morgan Fröling

Department of Chemical Environmental Science

Hanna Härelind Ingelsten

Department of Chemical Environmental Science

Göran Petersson

Department of Chemical Environmental Science

Environmental Technology (United Kingdom)

0959-3330 (ISSN)

Vol. 19 6 639-642

Subject Categories

Chemical Process Engineering

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