biodigester Articles

  • Quantifying Fugitive Emissions from Biodigesters

    Background Agricultural biodigesters reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions & generate clean energy. GHG reduction depends on many factors (design, feedstock, etc.), including the amount of fugitive CH4 emissions. Quantifying fugitive emissions is difficult -- commonly assumed: 15% of total CH4 production (California Climate Action Registry ) 15% of ...


    By PKL Technologies Inc.

  • Biogas digesters for Vietnamese: a multi-partner national Biodigester program in Vietnam

    Water and sanitation are one of the most pressing issues facing people in rural Vietnam. Of particular difficulty for sanitation advocates in Vietnam is the habit of using raw feces to fertilize rice fields, with the result of exposing human excreta to the environment. This leads to water and soil contamination and to widespread disease outbreaks. The UN estimated that, in 2010, only 18% of rural ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Biogas digesters for Cambodians: A multi-partner national biodigester program in Cambodia

    Water and sanitation are one of the most pressing issues facing people in rural Cambodia. Of particular difficulty for sanitation advocates in Cambodia is the old habit of open defecation, with the result of exposing human excreta to the environment. This leads to water and soil contamination and to widespread disease outbreaks. The UN estimated that, in 2008, only 23% of ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Genotoxicity of swine effluents

    This study aimed at the investigation of genotoxic effects of swine effluents from different stages of a treatment system for swine wastes through bioassay of stamen hairs and micronuclei in Tradescantia (clone BNL 4430). No significant differences (p≥0.05) regarding the genic mutations were found in the bioassay of stamen hairs, independently of the effluent analysed. For the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of the aerobic and anaerobic biodegradability of the antibiotic norfloxacin

    The purpose of studying the biodegradability of pharmaceutical compounds is to evaluate their behaviors in relation to the treatment processes generally used in domestic and industrial wastewater treatment plants. The antibiotic norfloxacin was found to be a recalcitrant compound. The studies conducted showed norfloxacin removal rates of 12% and 18% when biomasses from treatments ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Innovation and efficiency at the forefront of long-standing partnership

    Wiltshire-based Malaby Biogas operates one of the few independent anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in the UK, specialising in the diversion of food waste from landfill. Its Bore Hill Farm Biodigester provides a combined waste disposal and energy generation solution in one safe, clean and highly-efficient process and the facility has gained a wide-ranging ...

  • Floating community ecological sanitation project on the Tonle Sap Lake

    Water and sanitation are some of the most pressing issues facing people in rural Cambodia, and they are even more difficult to access for people that live in floating and flood-affected communities on Cambodia’s waterways. Human development in the country is still restrained by pollution and poor health, yet there is a lack of appropriate ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • RTI`s Co-digester Creator V. 3.0 (beta)

    March 13, 2013.  In conjunction with this year's Global Methane Initiative conference taking place now in Vancouver, RTI is launching our next version of our codigestion creator software, version 3.0.  Biodigestion is the anaerobic decomposition of organic material with methane (biogas) as an output.  Co-digestion is the simultaneous digestion of more than one feedstock in a single ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • On-Site Food Waste Pretreatment

    Guide to equipment and systems for businesses, institutions and venues that manage food waste on-site. Businesses, institutions and venues that generate large volumes of food waste have an increasing number of options to manage this organics stream, starting with tools and knowledge to prevent and reduce what is generated in the first place, followed by donation of excess and prepared ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Zero Waste System in Paradise

    Most visitors to Fiji come for rest and relaxation on the white sand beaches or for diving and snorkeling among the unspoiled coral reefs. Few visitors realize that this tropical island in the South Pacific, north of New Zealand, is on the cutting edge of industrial ecology with a fully functional, zero waste program located near the Fijian capital of Suva. As part of an EPA funded review of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case study - Sacramento, California: The first U.S. city to power refuse trucks on renewable natural gas (RNG) made from separated food

    California has long been a pioneer in implementing sustainable transportation strategies, and yet again, the State can claim another first-of-its land project in the United States as its own. By collecting and diverting food waste from a local landfill, two Sacramento-area companies, CleanWorld and Atlas Disposal Industries, have opened the Sacramento Biodigester — the first closed-loop ...


    By Energy Vision

  • Sustainable Solutions for Italian Biochemical Plant - Case Study

    PROJECT DETAILS LOCATION Adria, Italy CUSTOMER Mater-Biotech (Novamont Group) SOLUTION Well-Water Potabilization, Wastewater Treatment, Waste-to-Energy TECHNOLOGIES Air Scrubber, Sand Filtration, Double-Stage Nitrification-Denitrification, Membrane Bioreactor, CSTR Anaerobic ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Application of up-flow anaerobic sludge blanket reactor integrated with constructed wetland for treatment of banana winery effluent

    Agroprocessing constitutes sizeable industries in the Eastern Africa region discharging wastes into the environment. Proper management of industrial waste is perceived as expensive and enforcement of laws is weak. Generally, there is low awareness of environmental and socio-economic consequences of polluting the environment. The Banana Investment Limited (BIL) in Arusha Tanzania which produces ...


    By IWA Publishing

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