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Improving Methane Production through Co-Digestion of Canola Straw and Buffalo Dung by H2O2 Pretreatment

Keywords: Anaerobic Co-Digestion, Hydrogen Peroxide, Optimization, Methane.

Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering & Technology

Volume 36 ,  Issue 1


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7. Carillo, P., Carotenuto, C., Cristofaro, D.F., Kafantaris, I., Lubritto, C., Minale, M., Morrone, B., Papa, S., and Woodrow, P., "DGGE Analysis of Buffalo Manure Eubacteria for Hydrogen Production: Effect of pH, Temperature and Pretreatments", Mol. Biology Report, Volume 39, pp. 10193-10200, 2012
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9. Sahito, A.R., Mahar, R.B., and Brohi, K.M., "Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Canola Straw and Buffalo Dung: Optimization of Methane Production in Batch Experiments", Mehran University Research Journal of Engineering &Technology, Volume 33, No. 1, [ISSN 0254-7821], Jamshoro, Paksitan, January, 2014
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16. Sahito, A.R., and Mahar, R.B., "Enhancing Methane Production From Rice Straw Co-Digested With Buffalo Dung by Optimizing Effect of Substrate Ratio Alkaline Doze and Particle Size", The Journal of Animal and Plant Sciences, Volume 24, No. 4, pp. 1076-1084, [ISSN: 1018-7081], 2014.
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