Senior Project Advisor
anaerobic digestion, food waste, compost, emissions reductions, zero-waste, closed-loop, dining services
Anaerobic digestion (AD) is the process by which organic matter (such as food waste, manure, paper products, etc.) are broken down by bacteria in a contained system lacking oxygen. The decomposition in this environment produces the byproducts of digestate, which can be used as a liquid fertilizer, and biogas, which can be used in place of natural gas. The goal of anaerobic digestion at Western Washington University is to create a closed-loop waste system to process the pre-consumer and post-consumer organic food waste from the dining halls and use the resulting byproducts. This paper provides recommendations for anaerobic digestion at WWU.
Taylor, Sienna, "Anaerobic Digestion at Western Washington University" (2023). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 664.
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