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1. Mukhuba, Mashudu. Ecological guild of microbes that drive production of biogas from multiple feedstock .

Degree: 2017, University of South Africa

Anaerobic digestion (AD) is becoming a widely adopted technology for conversion of organic waste and nutrient-rich fertiliser production due to its cost-effectiveness and sustainability. In this study, a batch experiment was conducted using five different types of food waste and cow dung (CD). No significant difference was observed among the four substrates that produced the highest methane (P<0.05). Based on the batch experiment results, two substrates were selected for semi-continuous digestion and the highest methane yield (67%) was obtained from co-digestion (CO). PCR-DGGE results revealed higher bacterial and archaeal diversity indices in CO as compared to mono-digestion of CD and mixed food waste. The high-throughput sequence analyses revealed that the Operational Taxonomic Units (OTUs) belonging to the phyla Bacteroidetes, followed by Firmicutes, Actinobacteria and Proteobacteria, were dominant in all treatments. The enhanced methane production in CO could be attributed to the neutral pH and partial shift of archaea from Methanosaeta to Methanosarcina. The digestate and fresh CD were screened for plant growth promoting bacteria (PGPB), nutrient and heavy metal content. The dung contained higher concentrations of heavy metals (P<0.05) and potential pathogens in comparison to the digestate. The use of digestate may, therefore, enhance soil fertility with minimal negative environmental effects. Advisors/Committee Members: Adeleke, Rasheed (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Anaerobic digestion; Cow dung; Plant growth promoting bacteria; PCR-DGGE; Heavy metals; Co-digestion; Digestate; Food waste

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APA (6th Edition):

Mukhuba, M. (2017). Ecological guild of microbes that drive production of biogas from multiple feedstock . (Masters Thesis). University of South Africa. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10500/24518

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Mukhuba, Mashudu. “Ecological guild of microbes that drive production of biogas from multiple feedstock .” 2017. Masters Thesis, University of South Africa. Accessed August 07, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10500/24518.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Mukhuba, Mashudu. “Ecological guild of microbes that drive production of biogas from multiple feedstock .” 2017. Web. 07 Aug 2020.

Vancouver:

Mukhuba M. Ecological guild of microbes that drive production of biogas from multiple feedstock . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of South Africa; 2017. [cited 2020 Aug 07]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/24518.

Council of Science Editors:

Mukhuba M. Ecological guild of microbes that drive production of biogas from multiple feedstock . [Masters Thesis]. University of South Africa; 2017. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10500/24518

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