anaerobic digestion performance Articles

  • 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

  • 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 This excessive sludge is withdrawn from time to time to prevent accumulation of biomass in aeration basin.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.

  • The Effect of the Microsludgetm Treatment Process on Anaerobic Digestion Performance

    ABSTRACT Thickened waste activated sludge (TWAS) from biological treatment processes is less amenable to anaerobic digestion than primary sludge. This is due to TWAS being composed mostly of cellular material and extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) instead of more easily digestible carbohydrates and fats that are typically found in primary sludge. In an attempt to improve TWAS digestion ...

  • CH#1138 - Anaerobic Digesters

    Waste Type: Fats, oils and grease (FOG) in Anaerobic Digesters Problem: FOG waste poses a challenge for most municipal wastewater collection systems and treatment plants. Although fats, oils and grease will biodegrade in an anaerobic digester, high concentrations will tend to 'mat' on the sludge surface, lowering digestion efficiency. This Midwestern municipal facility was no different. The 1.5 ...

  • Performance of Continuous Flow Anaerobic Sludge Digesters after Microwave Pretreatment

    Effects of microwave (MW) pretreatment on waste activated sludge (WAS) in mesophilic semicontinuous (SC) anaerobic digesters with acclimatized inoculum at sludge retention times (SRTs) of 5, 10 and 20 d are presented. Preliminary batch digesters were also studied in order determine the optimum MW temperature (T), MW intensity (I), WAS concentration (C) and volume percentage of WAS pretreated (PT) ...

  • Treatment of wastewater from anaerobic digestion

    The Client The customer is power plant which produces biogas from biomass and sewage farm, through anaerobic digestion and thermal recovery, located nearby Munich in Germany. The Client’s needs Biogas is produced by the fermentation of organic substances of animal and vegetal origin in absence of oxygen (anaerobic process). This process produces a ...


    By EVALED-Evaporator

  • Modelling start-up performance of anaerobic digestion of saline-rich macro-algae

    Some of the key factors affecting the adaptation of anaerobic digestion processes to increasing levels of salinity were determined in batch tests using brown seaweed as a feedstock. It was found that cultures seeded with non-saline anaerobic inoculum required an adaptation period of up to two months to reach the same level of methane production rate as in those cultures seeded with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of Microsludge on Anaerobic Digester Performance and Residuals Dewatering at La County’s JWPCP

    MicroSludge™ is a patented chemical and pressure pretreatment process that liquefies waste activated sludge (WAS) to increase both the rate and extent that it is degraded in a conventional mesophilic anaerobic digester (CMAD). The process uses chemical pretreatment to weaken cell membranes and a high-pressure homogenizer, or “celldisrupter”, to provide an enormous and sudden pressure change to ...

  • Enzymatic treatment effects on dewaterability of anaerobically digested biosolids-I: performance evaluations

    Abstract This paper reports on the ability of an enzymatic pre-treatment to significantly improve the conditioning of wastewater sludges (biosolids) significantly using by a polymeric flocculant. Experiments used anaerobically digested biosolids samples from two different municipal wastewater treatment facilities, and a formulation containing several different hydrolytic enzymes. Samples ...


    By BCMbio, Inc.

  • Performance study for anaerobic digestion of municipal solid waste in a single phase reactor

    Anaerobic Digestion (AD) has been up to now essentially applied to wastewater. However, anaerobic treatment of organic solid waste fits well with the new requirements for waste management. A batch study of vegetable market waste composed at various solid concentrations was studied in a single phase anaerobic reactor. Prior to this, studies were also carried out in aspirator bottles of different ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Effect of Secondary Aerobic Digestion on Properties of Anaerobic Digested Biosolids

    ABSTRACTIn this study, the performance of sequential anaerobic-aerobic digestion was compared to conventional anaerobic digestion for sludge from the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. Volatile solids removal, polymer conditioning demand for dewatering, and biosolids odor characteristics following anaerobic digestion and sequential anaerobic-aerobic digestion were monitored. Aerobic ...

  • Influence of phenylacetic acid pulses on anaerobic digestion performance and archaeal community structure in WWTP sewage sludge digesters

    The effect of phenylacetic acid (PAA) pulses on anaerobic digestion (AD) performance and archaeal community structure was evaluated in anaerobic digesters treating sewage sludge from a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Four pilot-scale continuous stirred tank reactors were set up at a full-scale municipal WWTP in Santiago de Chile, and fed with either primary or mixed sewage sludge. AD ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Managing Compostable Bags At Anaerobic Digestion Plants

    The highest and best use for treating residential food waste is through source separation, sending organics first to anaerobic digestion (to capture energy), followed by aerobic composting (to return nutrients to the soil). Sending food waste to anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities requires appropriate tools and planning for capturing high volumes of material with low contamination. Compostable ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Improved Anaerobic Digestion Feed Systems and Concepts

    The sludge feed systems for anaerobic digestion facilities at wastewater plants in North America have been and continue to be modified and upgraded for a variety of reasons. These reasons include operational problems and issues, evolution from prior primary-sludge-only digestion facilities, performance-based reasons, regulatory-based reasons, and include the desire to improve the digestion ...

  • Blending anaerobic co-digestates: synergism and economics

    Co-digestion is the process in which wastes from various sources are treated together. Therefore, more organic carbon is added to make efficient use of existing digesters. The objectives of this study were to compare potential co-digestates, determine synergistic and antagonistic co-digestion outcomes and estimate economic benefits for preliminary screening. Over 80 wastes were identified from 54 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The effect of different mesophilic temperatures during anaerobic digestion of sludge on the overall performance of a WWTP in Sweden

    This project was initiated to evaluate the effect of alternative process temperatures to 38 °C at the anaerobic digestion step in a Swedish wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) treating mixed sludge. The efficiency of the different temperatures was evaluated with respect to biogas production, volume of sludge produced and nutrient content in the reject water to find the optimum temperature for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Computer simulation of control strategies for optimal anaerobic digestion

    Three previously published control strategies for anaerobic digestion were implemented in Simulink/Matlab using Anaerobic Digestion Model No. 1 (ADM1) to model the biological process. The controllers’ performance were then simulated and evaluated based on their responses from five different types of process scenarios i.e. start-up and steady state performance as well as disturbances from ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Assessment of the state of the art of technologies for the processing of digestate residue from anaerobic digesters

    Anaerobic digestion is widely used as an important source of renewable energy. With the increasing number and capacity of biogas plants also, adequate treatment technologies for whole digestate – the residue from anaerobic digestion – are gaining attention. In this study the state of the art of digestate processing is analysed, and currently used treatment schemes and the various ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Effect of sodium salt on anaerobic digestion of kitchen waste

    The effect of different sodium salt concentration on anaerobic digestion of kitchen waste was investigated. The methane production performance, the corresponding methane production model and sodium salt inhibition model were studied, and the degradation efficiency was analyzed. With the increase of sodium salt concentration, the methane yield and the maximal methane production rate decreased ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Using Anaerobic Biomass Digestion to Produce Hydrogen and Biofuel

    For many years, hydrogen has been considered as an alternative to fossil fuels. Now, Scientists are aiming to develop an environmentally friendly method to produce hydrogen from biomass by optimizing anaerobic digestion systems.1 Climate change, dwindling fuel resources and energy prices have spearheaded intensive efforts to detect and optimize ...


    By Edinburgh Sensors Ltd

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