anaerobic digestion energy Articles

  • Application of integrated waste management to developing economies

    Integrated Waste Management (IWM), is a concept which is often quoted and politically used, but seldom defined. IWM integrates waste streams, collection and treatment methods, environmental benefit, economic optimization and social acceptability into a practical and sustainable system. This is achieved by combining a range of treatment options including reuse, recycling, composting, anaerobic ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Biohydrogen production by anaerobic co–digestion of press mud and domestic sewage

    Anaerobic fermentation of press mud and sewage for biohydrogen production was conducted in six batch reactors for various total solid concentrations between 5–8.5%. Chemical oxygen demand, pH, total solid % for biohydrogen produced were monitored regularly. The experiments were conducted for 40 days to optimise the total solid content of the feed for maximum biohydrogen production. Effect of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Application of LCA to support solid waste management policy in Phuket

    Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is employed to evaluate the environmental performance of the existing Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) management system in Phuket and compared with different possible alternative Integrated Waste Management Systems (IWMSs). The results show that the scenario comprising source separation of waste for anaerobic digestion and recycling plus incineration (with energy recovery) ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Benchmarking energy consumption in municipal wastewater treatment plants in Japan

    Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is one of the most important tasks facing municipal WWTPs. Electric power consumption typically accounts for about 90% of the total energy consumption. This study presents a benchmarking analysis of electric power consumption. The specific power consumption (SPC) ranged from 0.44 to 2.07 kWh/m3 for oxidation ditch plants and from 0.30 to 1.89 kWh/m3 for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Alternatives for energy production in aerobic wastewater treatment facilities

    Using technologies such as anaerobic digestion for energy generation from wastewater demands a change in infrastructure that several treatment works are not prepared to immediately implement. This works explores the use of energy production technologies to increase the sustainability of conventional aerobic wastewater treatment plants. The first option considered sludge (a by-product from ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Modelling shortcut nitrogen removal from wastewater using an algal–bacterial consortium

    A shortcut nitrogen removal process was investigated for treatment of high ammonium strength wastewater using an algal–bacterial consortium in photo-sequencing batch reactors (PSBRs). In this process, algae provide oxygen for nitritation during the light period, while denitritation takes place during the dark (anoxic) period, reducing overall energy and chemical requirements. Two PSBRs were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comparison of multi-enzyme and thermophilic bacteria on the hydrolysis of mariculture organic waste (MOW)

    Mariculture organic waste (MOW) is rich in organic matter, which is a potential energy resource for anaerobic digestion. In order to enhance the anaerobic fermentation, the MOW was hydrolyzed by multi-enzyme and thermophilic bacteria. It was advantageous for soluble chemical oxygen demand (SCOD) release at MOW concentrations of 6 and 10 g/L with multi-enzyme and thermophilic bacteria ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Combined Experiences of Thermal Hydrolysis and Anaerobic Digestion

    Historical Perspective of Thermal Hydrolysis First experiments in US 1976 – Haug et al Thermal pre-treatment prior to anaerobic digestion may result in net energy production from the system because of increased biodegradability and reduced digester heating requirements. Recycling of liquid side streams from thermally pre-treated digested sludge should not significantly ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • Bio-fuels- Anaerobic digestion

    Anaerobic digestion is a series of processes in which micro organisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. It is widely used to treat wastewater sludges and organic (agricultural) wastes.  As part of an integrated waste management system, anaerobic digestion reduces the emission of gas into the atmosphere. Anaerobic digestion is a renewable energy source because the ...


    By Triangle Ltd

  • Environmental efficiency of composting versus anaerobic digestion of separately collected, organic waste

    Environmental policy in the Netherlands among others aims at closing material cycles and minimising the amount of waste requiring final disposal. In this policy the highest priority is given to the prevention of waste production followed by (in descending order of preference) reuse, incineration with energy recovery and sanitary landfilling. In the implementation of this solid waste policy also ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Laboratory-scale membrane up-concentration and co-anaerobic digestion for energy recovery from sewage and kitchen waste

    This study assessed an alternative concept for co-treatment of sewage and organic kitchen waste in Vietnam. The goal was to apply direct membrane filtration for sewage treatment to generate a permeate that is suitable for discharge. The obtained chemical oxygen demand (COD) concentrations in the permeate of ultrafiltration tests were indeed under the limit value (50 mg/L) of the local ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Sludge electrooxidation as pre-treatment for anaerobic digestion

    Anaerobic digestion of wastewater sludge is the preferred method for sludge treatment as it produces energy in the form of biogas as well as a stabilised product that may be land applied. Different pre-treatments have been proposed to solubilise organic matter and increase biogas production. Sludge electrooxidation with boron-doped diamond electrodes was used as pre-treatment for waste ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Anaerobic Digesters

    Anaerobic digesters/Biogas storage tanks are widely utilized at fields of industry, agriculture or municipality. Amongst of them using anaerobic digestion to generate biogas from organic wastes is increasingly becoming one of the most important and popular utilization. The process of anaerobic digestion is used for industrial or ...


    By Center Enamel

  • Adding Value With Anaerobic Digestion

    Adding waste-to-energy technology to wastewater treatment produces energy that can be used to power operations Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a biological process that uses microbes to biodegrade organic matter (feedstock) in the absence of oxygen. It provides a host of benefits in the treatment of challenging wastewater streams while offering the opportunity to produce value in the ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Working with energy and mass balances: a conceptual framework to understand the limits of municipal wastewater treatment

    At present all municipal waste water treatment plants (WWTPs) are energy consumers. Electrical energy requirements for oxygen transfer are large in secondary biological systems. Nevertheless, from a thermodynamic point of view chemical oxygen demand (COD) is an energy source. Combustion of every kilogram of COD releases 3.86 kWh of energy. In this manuscript some measures are presented, from a ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Increasing biogas yield through addition of food waste

    1. Introduction The Moosburg wastewater treatment plant has one 634,008 gallons anaerobic digester, which was designed to process a maximum 23,775 gallons/day of activated sludge at 3.5% solids. The AD is currently processing 17,170 gallons/day of sludge and producing 39decatherms/day of energy from biogas. The operators would like to better utilize their anaerobic ...


    By CH Four Biogas Inc.

  • Harper Adams College Anaerobic Digester CHP Plant - Case Study

    Harper Adams University College Anaerobic Digestion Facility is an award winning renewable energy development in Shropshire. Operated under the name Harper Adams Energy, the anaerobic digester generates biogas derived from food waste originating from the surrounding area. The plant was officially opened by Lord Taylor of Holbeach CBE, ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) generation and energy consumption in wastewater treatment plants

    Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and energy consumption by on-site and off-site sources were estimated in two different wastewater treatment plants that used physical–chemical or biological processes for the removal of contaminants, and an anaerobic digester for sludge treatment. Physical–chemical treatment processes were used in the treatment plant of a locomotive repair factory that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Comparison of aerobic granulation and anaerobic membrane bioreactor technologies for winery wastewater treatment

    An anaerobic membrane bioreactor and aerobic granulation technologies were tested at laboratory scale to treat winery wastewater, which is characterised by a high and variable biodegradable organic load. Both technologies have already been tested for alcohol fermentation wastewaters, but there is a lack of data relating to their application to winery wastewater treatment. The anaerobic membrane ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • GTI Cover at Pinnacle Foods Harnesses Energy from Anaerobic Digestion

    The Customer: Pinnacle Foods is a leading producer of quality branded food products that are found in 85 percent of American households. The Customer’s Needs: When Pinnacle Foods’ acquired the Wish Bone® and Western® salad dressing businesses, its production plant in St. Elmo, Illinois, USA, would need to expand for additional flow. As ...

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