anaerobic digester mixing Articles

  • The effect of mixing conditions on anaerobic digester performance

    The basic principle of aerobic wastewater treatment is the conversion of some parts of organic matters to biomass and this causes production of excessive sludge in aerobic processes. This excessive sludge is withdrawn from time to time to prevent accumulation of biomass in aeration basin. In most cases, this sludge requires the stabilization before the dewatering and disposal. Different processes ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Financing an anaerobic digester

    LENDERS are generally well disposed to projects that diversify revenues while lowering costs and mitigating risks. Add a ready source of equity and you are well on the way toward financing a project that is a win-win proposition for the lender and the project developer. Such is the case with the anaerobic digester project at Geerlings Hillside Farm (GHF). The Geerlings's 8,000-head hog farm is ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • January Anaerobic Digest

    San Francisco Bay Region, California: ABC Digester Operator Training Course The American Biogas Council (ABC) has organized a 3-day, hands-on operator training course, February 6-8, 2018 in the San Francisco Bay area, that focuses on digester operations overall with an additional emphasis on renewable natural gas (RNG) and codigestion at wastewater treatment plants. Each morning starts ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Low energy mixing to optimize anaerobic digestion at the Kitchener WWTP

    The existing Kitchener Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) is a conventional secondary treatment facility, with a rated capacity of 122,745 mVd. The plant is comprised of two separate secondary treatment plants (Plant 1 and Plant 2) served by a common headworks facilities and primary clarifier facilities. Plant 1 was constructed in the early 1960s and Plant 2 was constructed in the mid-1970s. Both ...

  • Latest Progress in Anaerobic Digestion

    Compared to countries like Germany and Denmark, the United States and Canada have a long way to go in creating the fundamental policy incentives and regulatory mandates that will encourage market development for anaerobic digestion (AD). Someone recently asked me how many years it would take to deploy AD systems on farms in North America that are large enough to economically use them. Given ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Anaerobic Digestion Of Compostable Bags

    Dry anaerobic digestion facility in Luxembourg successfully treats mixed yard and food waste collected in compostable plastic bags. Preprocessing, anaerobic digestion and composting operations are enclosed at the Syndicat Minett-Kompost facility. While the value of compostable plastic bags to increase participation in residential source separated organics (SSO) programs is well-recognized, much ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Anaerobic Digester Mixing Modifications Ease Rising Natural Gas Prices

    By modifying the process used to thicken incoming raw and waste activated sludge to the City of Massillon’s anaerobic digesters and through the establishment of proper mixing and heating of the digester contents, the City has benefited by reducing their natural gas consumption for which the average cost of natural gas has increased 275 percent from 2003 to 2006. These modifications have resulted ...

  • Anaerobic digestion of mixed microalgae cultivated in secondary effluent under mesophilic and thermophilic conditions

    The anaerobic digestion of mixed indigenous microalgae, grown in a secondary effluent, was evaluated in batch tests at mesophilic (35°C) and thermophilic (50°C) conditions. Under mesophilic conditions, specific methane production varied from 178 to 207 mL CH4/g volatile solids (VS) and the maximum production rate varied from 8.8 to 26.1 mL CH4/(gVS day), depending on the type of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Velocity gradient as a tool to characterise the link between mixing and biogas production in anaerobic waste digesters

    Whilst the importance of mixing in anaerobic digesters to enhance process performance and gas production is well recognised, the specific effects of mixing regime on biogas production are not clear. Here, the velocity gradient is used to demonstrate the importance of minimally mixed zones in a digester, with computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models indicating that 20–85% of a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Advantages of anaerobic digestion of sludge in microaerobic conditions

    The paper reviews results and experience of microaerobic experiments at both high and low sulphide concentrations and evaluates advantages and drawbacks of the anaerobic digestion of sludge in microaerobic conditions as regards biogas quality, digested sludge quality, organic pollutants biodegradability and methanogenic activity of biomass. The innovative microaerobic modification of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Installation of Radar Level Instruments in Anaerobic Digesters

    ABSTRACTThere are numerous well-proven options available for level determination instrumentation. Instrumenting treatment processes present some unique challenges. Some of these include the ability for wastewater or residuals to clog and blind instruments. Level determination in an anaerobic digester presents these problems as well as others including foaming, surface agitation, and operation in ...

  • Combined experiences of thermal hydrolysis and anaerobic digestion

    The basic principles of batch thermal hydrolysis process (THP) are well known and have been put into full practice in 20 plants around the world. This paper reviews the historical development of the process and the latest thinking on the application of THP from a number of sources in Europe. An independent investigation of the vendors claims support the data for the benefits claimed to date. The ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • Addressing food waste through anaerobic digestion

    Food waste continues to be a problem worldwide, even with more and more attention being paid to reducing spoilage and to salvaging edible foods for redistribution or reuse. One approach to the problem is diverting inedible organic matter from landfills and treating it with anaerobic digestion, which has the side effect of capturing energy. The amount of food wasted worldwide was 2.3 billion ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Residential SSO To High Solids Anaerobic Digestion

    Source separated organics, including kitchen and garden waste, are processed in a dry AD plant. Resulting biomethane is injected into an adjacent natural gas pipeline. Winterthur, a city in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland, has the country’s sixth largest population, estimated at more than 100,000. In 2011, the City of Winterthur launched a 2050 energy policy to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Restoration of Active Anaerobic Digestion in Charleston, West Virginia

    The upgrade to the Charleston, West Virginia wastewater treatment plant is a 50-million dollar project that is being conducted in two phases. The first phase of the project included specific unit processes at the plant that were failing or causing significant operational impairments. This first phase included the emergency renovation of four (4) existing anaerobic digesters that at the onset of ...

  • H2 consumption by anaerobic non-methanogenic mixed cultures

    The impact of H2 consumption, by homoacetogens, on the overall hydrogen yield in mixed culture fermentation is the focus of this study. Batch reactors were used to test the ability of anaerobic digested sludge, heat treated to eliminate methanogens, to produce and consume molecular hydrogen. The measured average hydrogen production rate from 4.2 g glucose/L was 44 ± 4 mmol H2/L sludge · d, while ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Digester Developers Target Mixed Organic Waste Streams

     emerging group of commercial companies see a viable business opportunity in North America around building, owning and operating larger scale anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities to process mixed organic waste streams. In some instances, the projects being proposed and constructed only include anaerobic digester operations. In others, there is a combination of digestion with back-end ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Effect of trace metals on halophilic and mixed cultures in anaerobic treatment

    Abstract: Trace metals are known to stimulate the activity of anaerobic methanogenic bacteria involved in the degradation of organic matter. The objective of this research was to investigate the effect of three trace metals, iron, nickel and cobalt on the activity of halophilic methanogens, digester sludge and a mixed culture of halophilic bacteria and digester sludge, at various salt ...

  • Anaerobic digestion and thermal hydrolysis to reduce production of sludge in WWTPs

    Abstract Mesophilic and thermophilic digestion of primary and activated sludge was investigated in lab scale reactors. Mixed primary and activated sludge was digested in one experiment and activated sludge was digested alone in another. The same gas yield, COD and dry solids reduction was obtained with both mesophilic and thermophilic digestion. However, more dissolved COD was found after ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • Two-phase anaerobic digestion for class a biosolids at moccasin bend WWTP

    The Moccasin Bend Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) provides treatment for the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee and the surrounding region. The City has completed upgrades to the solids handling facilities to treat and dewater the primary solids and waste activated sludge (WAS) from the WWTP. This paper summarizes the process to handle the primary solids and the start-up process. Primary solids ...

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