Energetic Potential of Coffee Waste from Anaerobic Digestion and Combustion
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Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Catalysis and Environment, Faculty of Sciences, University Ibn Tofail, Kenitra, Morocco
Laboratory of Electronic Systems, Information Processing, Mechanics and Energetics, Faculty of Sciences, University Ibn Tofail, Kenitra, Morocco
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Samira Ait Lhaj Lahcen   

Laboratory of organic chemistry, catalysis and environment, Faculty of Sciences, University Ibn Tofail, Kenitra, Morocco
Ecol. Eng. Environ. Technol. 2023; 2:138–145
Coffee is present in every street in the world and is without a doubt one of the most consumed beverages. Moreover, it is the third most consumed drink in the world. Recent estimations from the International Coffee Organization put. The world coffee production at about 6 million tons per year. Its uncontrolled disposal can cause environmental problems, but if handled properly, it can be processed into pellets, and used as an energy source. In the present study, the production of energy from coffee waste (CW) is an interesting alternative to traditional production lines. The objective of this study is to calculate the energetic potential (Ep), which can be generated by anaerobic digestion (AD) and thermochemical conversion (TC), of the organic fraction of CW in the city of Kenitra, Morocco. An elementary analysis allows us to estimate the calorific value by the TC. The lower and higher calorific values were estimated to be: 18.71 and 20.28 MJ/Kg, respectively. Ep results by AD and CT were 0.25 and 1.3 MWh/t, respectively.