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  • Los Angeles County WRRF Embraces Codigestion

    Technology to produce food waste slurry key to project implementation - and helps generators comply with California organics recycling mandates. The Sanitation Districts’ JWPCP in Carson (CA) treats an average of 280 million gallons/day of wastewater. One of the two anaerobic digestion tanks above has been used for codigestion, with the second serving as the control. Photos ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • What is a wastewater treatment system and how does it work?

    For industrial companies producing wastewater as part of it’s process, some type of wastewater treatment system is usually necessary to ensure safety precautions and discharge regulations are met. The most appropriate wastewater treatment system will help the facility avoid harming the environment, human health, and a facility’s process or products (especially if the wastewater ...


    By SAMCO Technologies, Inc.

  • Biosolids ban struck down

    In 1994, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) bought a 4,700-acre farm (called Green Acres Farm) in southwest Kern County for the purpose of land applying biosolids from its 11 wastewater treatment plants. LACSD land applied 800 wet tons/day at this site for several years. In 2006, Kern County voters passed Measure E on the ballot with 83 percent approval. This measure banned ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Anaerobic Digest

    Boulder, Colorado: U.S. Distributed Renewables Forecast Published Navigant Research, a market research and consulting firm in Boulder, recently published the “U.S. Distributed Renewables Deployment Forecast, 2016-2025.” The report notes that deployment of distributed renewables, such as wind, solar and anaerobic digestion facilities, in the U.S. has accelerated in the last ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Anaerobic Digest

    Wilsonville, Oregon: Food Scraps Digester Proposed An anaerobic digester with capacity to process 50,000 to 70,000 tons/year of commercial food waste is being proposed in Wilsonville by Sustainable Organics Recycling Technology (SORT) Bioenergy. Wilsonville is in the Portland metro area. Currently, a portion of commercial food scraps from the metro area are hauled to the ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Innovation Key To Biosolids Digestion

    A $400 million project at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (AWTP) in Washington, D.C., involves building an innovative biosolids management system comprised of a thermal hydrolysis process, four 3.8-million gallon mesophilic digesters (measuring 70-ft tall by 100-ft in diameter) with fixed covers, a cogeneration system consisting of three 4.6-MW Solar Mercu ry 50 gas turbines ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The economics of advanced digestion

    Abstract Historically, the focus sewage sludge digestion was to stabilise the sludge and reduce the odour emitted. Pathogen reduction, solids destruction and biogas production then became important. In recent years a number of advanced digestion processes have become available which can be added to the conventional digestion process. Initially advanced treatment methods for treating sludge were ...


    By Cambi AS

  • Reasonable waste digestion plants

    During the last years it became quite clear that in the area of utilisation of organic waste the anaerobic digestion has developed a leading position. This is not only based on its well known advantages:- abhigh rate degradation of organics- abcontained process- ablow emissions- abhigh yield of CO2-neutral produced biogas and high quality compost as its productsbut also on the fact that customers ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Equipping Digester For Feedstock Flexibility

    Bayview Flowers is a high value, greenhouse floriculture operation in Jordan Station, Ontario, Canada, that supplies wholesalers and retailers across North America. In 2007, the company installed an anaerobic digester (AD) plant to generate 250 kW of renewable energy. The system was installed to take advantage of a province-wide Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) incentive program to increase the amount of ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Making Cogeneration Pencil Out: Anaerobic Co-Digestion of Grease Trap Waste

    At the end of 2006 the City of Millbrae, California completed a $5.5 million wastewater treatment plant improvement project at no additional cost to the City’s ratepayers. The project improved cogeneration facilities, provided an automated grease trap waste receiving station, improved digester heating, replaced the aging main electrical switchgear, and enhanced digester mixing. Costs for the ...

  • Cambi thermal hydrolysis - getting the bugs out of digestion and dewatering

    Summary This paper reviews the research some of the work done over the last twenty years on the thermal pre-treatment of sludge and particularly activated sludge. It is demonstrated that the optimum time temperature for thermal pre-treatment is 170°C for half an hour. Pretreatment at 70°C has little or no effect on digestibility and dewaterability. The practical application of this approach in ...


    By Cambi AS

  • The dirty little secret of anaerobic digesters

    First, I want to state that I am a firm believer in the benefits of anaerobic digesters as both technologies to reduce solid wastes, and also as means of creating clean, renewable fuel. With the abundance of animal and vegetable wastes clogging landfills and polluting rivers and aquifers, plus the rising cost of power, the non-use of anaerobic digesters (both as a revenue generator and a cost ...


  • 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 ...

  • Building Farm And Food Scrap Digesters

    In the past several weeks, we received invitations to two ribbon cuttings for newly installed farm-based digesters — one at a dairy farm in western Massachusetts and another at a swine operation in North Carolina. We also received a press release from the University of California, Davis, about its new food scraps digester on campus. And then there were a few new projects that we had been ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Chopper Pumps: Digester Mixing at Esbjerg WWTP, Denmark

    Experience with Landia Chop-per pump type MPTK-I obtained at the Esbjerg Eastern Treatment Plant Till now two centrifugal pumps of a different brand have been operating at the plant, in order to re-circulate the sludge in the two digesters. This has been well-functioning. After a period of much rainfall, part of the inlet wastewater was led past the grid system. The result was problems ...


    By Landia

  • Microwave digestion – EPA method 3052 on the Multiwave 3000

    Microwave sample preparation provides an efficient and clean sample preparation for multi-element analytical techniques such as ICP-OES and ICP-MS. As Microwave assisted digestion has evolved, so have the methodologies. EPA method 3052 is designed for the “total” analysis in a variety of matrices including soil, sediments, sludge, oils, biological and botanical materials. This method ...


    By PerkinElmer, Inc.

  • Anaerobic digestion of sunflower oil cake: a current overview

    Due to the chemical and physical structure of a lignocellulosic biomass, its anaerobic digestion (AD) is a slow and difficult process. In this paper, the results obtained from a batch biochemical methane potential (BMP) test and fed-batch mesophilic AD assays of sunflower oil cake (SuOC) are presented. Taking into account the low digestibility shown during one-stage experiments the methane yield ...


    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

  • Transportation of digested sludges over extreme distances

    Sludge is a residual product of sewage treatment that, as a rule, is digested and concentrated. In larger processing plants, it is dehydrated, partially dried and subsequently utilised in other processes. This usually takes the form of incineration and subsequent use as an additive to building materials by the cement industry. In the sewage treatment plant (STP) of the local authorities ...


    By ALLWEILER GmbH

  • 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

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