Colombia's contribution to the use of biogas from solid waste: a bibliometric analysis

Hegel Rincon Laurens, Guillermo E. Valencia, Javier Cardenas Gutierrez
2018 Contemporary Engineerng Sciences  
Considering that obtaining energy from solid waste is a source of clean energy generation, and that in turn this has been considered as a potential solution to the problem of global warming and greenhouse gas emissions. It is necessary to study the evolution of research results in this area. Therefore, this article presents a bibliometric analysis of the research related to the collection, treatment and use of biogas from solid waste and the contribution of Colombia, between 2007 and 2018. The
more » ... 2007 and 2018. The platform used was Web of Science (WoS) for the search of the database, using the search equation "biogas + solid waste", obtaining 4138 results that were processed with the HistCite program. It was observed that the predominant countries in both document volume and Total Local Citation Score (TLCS) were China with a total of 15.3% of total production and a 1991 TLCS, followed by Germany with 13.9% and a TLCS of 2525 In the same way, the institution with the highest production and number of references was Tech University Denmark with a 1.9% share of the total production. The results showed an increasing trend in the production of documents related to the study of biogas and its use as an alternative 3874 Hegel Rincon Laurens et al. unconventional energy source. The presence of research from Latin American institutions is highlighted in this article and special mention is made of the evolution on the subject in Colombia showing how the University of Antioquia leads in the field of publications on the particular topic of biogas.
doi:10.12988/ces.2018.87342 fatcat:lssjfay4tbasjeh6vdvcpehc5y