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Waste Manag. 2015 Oct;44:28-33. doi: 10.1016/j.wasman.2015.07.010. Epub 2015 Jul 20.

Identification and optimization of parameters for the semi-continuous production of garbage enzyme from pre-consumer organic waste by green RP-HPLC method.

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1
Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620015, India. Electronic address: lrcarun@gmail.com.
2
Department of Chemical Engineering, National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu 620015, India. Electronic address: psiva@nitt.edu.

Abstract

Reuse and management of organic solid waste, reduce the environmental impact on human health and increase the economic status by generating valuable products for current and novel applications. Garbage enzyme is one such product produced from fermentation of organic solid waste and it can be used as liquid fertilizer, antimicrobial agents, treatment of domestic wastewater, municipal and industrial sludge treatment, etc. The semi-continuous production of garbage enzyme in large quantity at minimal time period and at lesser cost is needed to cater for treatment of increasing quantities of industrial waste activated sludge. This necessitates a parameter for monitoring and control for the scaling up of current process on semi-continuous basis. In the present study a RP-HPLC (Reversed Phase-High Performance Liquid Chromatography) method is used for quantification of standard organic acid at optimized condition 30°C column oven temperature, pH 2.7, and 0.7 ml/min flow rate of the mobile phase (potassium dihydrogen phosphate in water) at 50mM concentration. The garbage enzyme solution collected in 15, 30, 45, 60, 75 and 90 days were used as sample to determine the concentration of organic acid. Among these, 90th day sample showed the maximum concentration of 78.14 g/l of acetic acid in garbage enzyme, whereas other organic acids concentration got decreased when compare to the 15th day sample. This result confirms that the matured garbage enzyme contains a higher concentration of acetic acid and thus it can be used as a monitoring parameter for semi-continuous production of garbage enzyme in large scale.

KEYWORDS:

Garbage enzyme; Monitoring; Organic acid; Organic solid waste; RP-HPLC

PMID:
26205805
DOI:
10.1016/j.wasman.2015.07.010
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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