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Anaerobic digestion from fruit and vegetable markets waste in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Juliën Voogt
Country: Bangladesh
Original language: English

Dhaka is the most populated city in Bangladesh and the 10th largest city in the world by population. With its 15 million inhabitants, it is not a surprise that today the collection and disposal of municipal waste has become a problem. Luckily, scientists at the Wageningen Food & Biobased Research Centre have determined that most of ...

Dhaka is the most populated city in Bangladesh and the 10th largest city in the world by population. With its 15 million inhabitants, it is not a surprise that today the collection and disposal of municipal waste has become a problem. Luckily, scientists at the Wageningen Food & Biobased Research Centre have determined that most of this waste (which is now dumped in saturated landfills) is biodegradable organic waste largely from the fruit and vegetable markets that fill the city. In these cases, anaerobic digestion is the winning solution. A biogas plant would not only aid with the waste disposal and reduce transportation and landfill costs, but it would also help generate electricity and income. Learn more about the study carried out by the Wageningen Food & Biobased Research Centre in this interview.

 

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