digester engineering Articles

  • Advances in Thermophilic Anaerobic Digestion

    ABSTRACTSignificant advances have been made in the knowledge base and practical options for improving thermophilic anaerobic digestion over the past 10 to 15 years. Today, more options exist that promise to enhance the degree of stabilization achieved and finished product quality in new and retrofitted existing processes. In parallel, the body of knowledge regarding pathogen inactivation in these ...

  • Digester gas - case study

    BV Dairy, of Dorset, is aiming to cut its carbon footprint by more than 65% as a pioneer of liquid Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology BV Dairy, Shaftsbury, Dorset Established in 1958, BV Dairy processes around 35 million litres of milk per year, sourced from 35 farms located near its site. The product range includes fresh and cultured dairy products for sale to the UK’s ...


    By ENER-G

  • Anaerobic digestion in the United Kingdom

    Anaerobic digestion (AD) has been used to treat sewage sludge by the United Kingdom’s (UK) water industry for over 100 years. More recent years have seen a revolution as AD has swiftly expanded into agricultural feedstocks and food waste. Data from the Waste Resource and Action Programme (WRAP) shows that in the past year alone, there has been a 46 percent growth in the size of the sector. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Designed for generations, water & wastes digest

    Nearly 25 years ago, the consulting engineering firm Banner & Associate, Inc. designed an efficient wastewater treatment facility for the city of Madison, S.D., that featured process control, flexibility and treatment efficiency while minimizing operating and maintenance costs. Key to the system was the aspirator aeration system that supplied reliable oxygenation and mixing to the oxidation ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Maximising biogas in anaerobic digestion by using engine waste heat for thermal hydrolysis pre-treatment of sludge

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Dublin's Ringsend WWTP was designed to serve a population of approximately 1.2 million pe with a sludge production of 37,000 dry tonnes per year after upgrading to full secondary treatment. Several technical solutions were put forward as part of a Design, Build, Finance and Operate (DBFO) competition, with the chosen solution being a proposal by Black and Veatch for a ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • Operations & Experience of the Ecopro Co-digestion Plant, Norway

    ECOPRO Background 51 Norwegian municipalities formed the company Ecopro and decided to build a second generation biowaste (co-digestion) plant in Norway. The project started with a pre-qualification in early 2004 followed by a tendering process where the pre-qualified participants where invited to submit an offer. After this process Cambi was awarded the contract ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • Solid Waste District Pilots Dry Fermentation Digester

    Special events, restaurants and other commercial businesses in the Monterey region of California have found a way to close the compostable waste loop and produce usable electricity at the same time. The electricity is produced via dry fermentation anaerobic digestion (AD) units that came online this spring at the Monterey Regional Waste Management District (MRWMD) in Marina. The pilot AD ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Digester gas - Stornoway Scotland - case study

    Scottish Island to be the first to utilise Anaerobic Digestion in waste treatment Comhairle nan Eilean Siar Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland “We were convinced by ENER-G’s ability to install a system that met with our requirements for a facility that is an innovative combination of waste treatments and includes the UK’s first dry Anaerobic Digestion facility” ...


    By ENER-G

  • Case study - Sludge digestion/thickening optimizes treatment

    Overview: Big Park Domestic Wastewater Improvements District in Arizona had constructed a new 500,000 gallons per day biological wastewater treatment system in 1997. As time passed, the aging plant was unable to keep up with increasing demands. Challenge: In 2012, the District started working with Sunrise ...

  • Residential SSO To High Solids Anaerobic Digestion

    Source separated organics, including kitchen and garden waste, are processed in a dry AD plant. Resulting biomethane is injected into an adjacent natural gas pipeline. Winterthur, a city in the canton of Zürich in northern Switzerland, has the country’s sixth largest population, estimated at more than 100,000. In 2011, the City of Winterthur launched a 2050 energy policy to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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

  • Part 3 of biofuels digest series on TSCA and the bioeconomy

    Part 3 of Biofuels Digest's "Thought Leadership" series highlighting some of the ways the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) applies to biobased products was published May 18, 2015. Summaries of the first two "TSCA and the Bioeconomy" articles, written by Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) Senior Policy Advisor and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Digester Developer Taps Natural Gas Markets

    IN the late 1990s, Dan Eastman and two colleagues were researching business opportunities in the renewable energy industry. They were looking for a commercially viable technology that could take renewable energy from an experimental phase to a solid business investment. In 1999, Eastman and his partners founded Microgy, Inc., with its base in Wisconsin. The company licensed the Xergi anaerobic ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The Cambi Thermal Hydrolysis Process (THP) – dramatically improving sludge digestion and dewatering

    CAMBI MILESTONES 1990 - First development work following research work of Li and Noike 1995 – HIAS Norway – first full scale plant – still working very well after 11 years 1998 - 2002 rapid increase in projects, Denmark, England, Norway, Scotland, Japan, Ireland – new challenges and risks to be overcome 2000 - 2005 some problem solving ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • High solids anaerobic digestion of pfmsw using novel anaerobic reactors

    In the last decade efforts have been made to control anaerobic digestion of the putrescible fraction of municipal solid waste (PFMSW) in engineered reactors, than to allow for 'free' digestion in landfill sites. Such a process achieves enhanced treatment efficiency in significantly reduced retention times (from years down to days) and completes energy recovery from waste, without biogas emissions ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • The Power of Digester Gas, A Technology Review from Micro to Megawatts

    The County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (Districts) operate and maintain both a regional wastewater treatment and a solid waste management system that provide services to approximately five million people in Los Angeles County. This involves treating approximately 520 million gallons a day of wastewater and managing the final disposal of half of the 40,000 tons per day of ...

  • 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

  • Applying Rheological Techniques to Upgrade Anaerobic Digesters and Handle High Solids Concentrations

    The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) is implementing a Capital Improvements Program that includes upgrading their wastewater treatment Plant No. 1 in Fountain Valley, California to full secondary treatment. The expansion will increase both primary and secondary solids production. OCSD prepared a Long-Range Biosolids Management Plan that concluded the waste solids should continue to be ...

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