Anaerobic Digestion as a Waste Disposal Option for American Samoa

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    Tuna sludge and municipal solid waste (MSW) generated on Tutuila Island, American Samoa, represent an ongoing disposal problem as well as an emerging opportunity for use in renewable fuel production. This research project focuses on the biological conversion of the organic fraction of these wastes to useful products including methane and fertilizer-grade residue through anaerobic high solidsdigestion. In this preliminary study, the anaerobic bioconversion of tuna sludge with MSW appears promising.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages35
    StatePublished - 1993

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-422-5043


    • anaerobic bioconversion
    • municipal solid waste
    • renewable fuel production


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