biogas optimization Articles

  • Biogas cleaning / conditioning - A requirement for optimal functioning of CHP systems

    Biogas is obtained through the anaerobic decomposition (putrefaction) of organic matter. It contains methane (CH4) in varying proportions, ranging from 35% to 70%, a proportion which largely depends on production methods and the materials involved in the process. This methane concentration is what enables biogas to be used as fuel. The release of methane into the atmosphere contributes to an ...


    By Energy & Waste S.l

  • Determination of the optimal rate for the microaerobic treatment of several H2S concentrations in biogas from sludge digesters

    The treatment of H2S in the biogas produced during anaerobic digestion has to be carried out to ensure the efficient long-lasting use of its energetic potential. The microaerobic removal of H2S was studied to determine the treatment capacity at low and high H2S concentrations in the biogas (0.33 and 3.38% v/v) and to determine the optimal O2 rate that achieved a concentration of H2S of 150 mg/Nm3 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Evaluation of thermal steam-explosion key operation factors to optimize biogas production from biological sludge

    Thermal steam-explosion is the most extended hydrolysis pretreatment to enhance anaerobic digestion of sludge. Thermal hydrolysis key parameters are temperature (T) and time (t), and the generally accepted values reported from full-scale information are: 150–230 °C and 20–60 min. This study assesses the influence of different temperature–time–flash combinations (110–180 °C, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • National brewery benefits from biogas

    Anheuser-Busch has installed anaerobic digestion systems at 10 of its 12 large breweries in the U.S., with an 11th system in design. Primary drivers are cost-avoidance for wastewater treatment fees and fossil fuel purchases. ANHEUSER-BUSCH, owner of 12 large breweries in the U.S., has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 5 percent from 2005 levels by 2010. The company is well ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Case study - Purification of biogas in EDAR Mapocho

    BIOCONSERVACION: Integral solution for biogas purification in WWTPs Biogas is mainly composed by methane and carbon dioxide as a result of organic matter fermentation in the absence of air by the action of a microbial consortium (anaerobic digestion). The composition of biogas depends entirely on the nature of the waste processed and the conditions under which takes place the anaerobic digestion. ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • Latest analytical technology ensures biogas efficiency

    Anaerobic Digestion (AD) relies on the ability of specific micro-organisms to convert organic material into a gas that can be used to generate electricity. However, these bacteria require specific conditions if they are to function effectively and instrumentation specialist company HACH LANGE has developed a range of online, portable and laboratory instruments that have enabled a large number of ...


  • Case study - Biogas desulfurization and siloxanes abatement

    MCFC project by CETAGUA (Mataró – Spain) Reducing the carbon footprint of our society is imperative. This can be achieved by capturing and confining anthropogenic CO2 emissions as well as by replacing fossil-based fuels with renewable or waste-derived fuels. MCFCs (Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells) are unique in being able to do both these things. Thanks to their operating ...


    By Bioconservacion SA

  • 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 Yield Biogas Solutions

  • Optimal environmental benefits of utilising alternative energy technologies in Jordan

    With rapid population growth and increase in industrial activities, more energy is consumed, resulting in environmental pollution and economic difficulties. Therefore, the need for utilising renewable energy resources has emerged. Although Jordan does not have adequate fuel supplies (90% of its crude oil is imported), it is gifted with alternative resources. Because of the political and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Allweiler Peristaltic Pumps: an ingenious solution for biogas plants

    Installations and plants used to process biomass for the production of biofuels must be capable of handling difficult conditions. For example, intermediate products in the production of biodiesel exhibit a high level of chemical aggressiveness. Accordingly, pumps, pipe connections, and fittings must be capable of resisting these demanding conditions. In addition, waste products usually contain a ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • High-strength wastes boost biogas production

    Water and wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) are significant consumers of energy. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates the industry uses the equivalent of 56 billion kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, representing three percent of the nation’s energy consumption, and is responsible for creating 45 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year. Energy intensive processes, such ...


    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 ...

  • Anaerobic Digester Optimization with Bio-Organic Catalyst case study

    Municipal Anaerobic Digester Optimization Program Index Overview Ridgewood Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF) Description of Operating Baselines: Biogas Production SludgeVolumes Secondary Aeration Energy Usage Anaerobic Digestion Optimization with BOC Summary & Potential Economic Values ...


    By EcoJump LLC

  • Optimization of Anaerobic Digestion & Bio-Organic Catalyst Compositions (BOCs)

    Abstract: Anaerobic digestion offers excellent opportunities to convert organic waste streams into environmentally safe bio-solids and generation of renewable energy through the bio-methane produced by the microbiological populations processing the wastes. Bio-organic catalyst compositions (BOCs) offer improvements in enhancing anaerobic biological activity and raising bio-methane ...


    By EcoJump LLC

  • Optimization of municipal sludge and grease co-digestion using disintegration technologies

    Many drivers tend to foster the development of renewable energy production in wastewater treatment plants as many expectations rely upon energy recovery from sewage sludge, for example through biogas use. This paper is focused on the assessment of grease waste (GW) as an adequate substrate for co-digestion with municipal sludge, as it has a methane potential of 479–710 LCH4/kg VS, as well as the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Analytical approach for predicting biogas generation in a municipal solid waste anaerobic digester

    The increasing worldwide industrialization, urbanization and population explosion in major metropolitan cities have significantly affected the amount of wastes generated from municipal solid wastes (MSW). Beukering et al., (1999) accounted for industrialization as an important factor that increases waste generation. Anand (1999) focused on urbanization as an important variable in waste ...


    By University of Tehran

  • Expect a lot! Premium technologies for the biogas industry - made by AERZEN

    The use of biogas for energy generation will help considerably when it comes to achieving the objectives set out, both nationally and internationally, in nuclear energy programmes and for the reduction of CO2 emissions. AERZEN COM.PRESS interviewed Axel C Mr. Cichon, what is the role of biogas/biomethane today in the generation of energy ...

  • Effect of the solid content on biogas production from Jatropha curcas seed cake

    Anaerobic conversion of Jatropha curcas seed cake was studied in a five–litre working volume batch reactor at 30°C. Over a 60–day operating period, a slurry of seed cake in water at a 1 : 20 seed cake–to–water ratio showed the highest methane yield of 296 litre methane/kg Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD) degraded (or 156 litre/kg of Jatropha curcas seed cake added) and achieved 52% COD removal. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Pumps with extended service life for generating biogas from organic waste

    When regular commercial pumps are used to process organic waste, they typically wear out after only a short period of time. Liquids pumped under these conditions attack pumps from two different angles: first with highly abrasive additives and second with liquids that have highly fluctuating pH values and therefore a high level of chemical aggressiveness. These conditions are very tough on seals ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • Energy self-sufficient sewage wastewater treatment plants: is optimized anaerobic sludge digestion the key?

    The anaerobic digestion of primary and waste activated sludge generates biogas that can be converted into energy to power the operation of a sewage wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). But can the biogas generated by anaerobic sludge digestion ever completely satisfy the electricity requirements of a WWTP with ‘standard’ energy consumption (i.e. industrial pollution not treated, no ...


    By IWA Publishing

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