digester optimization Articles

  • AnaSense based advanced anaerobic control enables Novozymes to optimize anaerobic waste water treatment and decrease carbon footprint - Case Study

    Novozymes is a biotechnology firm and regarded as the leading company specialized in large-scale production of enzymes. The company has R&D and production in all regions of the world and stretches out to customers in a myriad of sectors. As a part of its overall energy strategy, Novozymes assessed whether the waste water from the enzyme production at the production facility in Denmark could ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • 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

  • Sludge digestion/thickening optimizes treatment - Case Study

    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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Optimizing removal of estrogenic compounds in biosolids: a comparison of anaerobic, post-aerobic, and cambi digestion

    ABSTRACT Anaerobic digestion is a key treatment step during wastewater treatment because it is often the final significant solids treatment process prior to land application. Land application of biosolids is a vital practice for sustainable waste management; therefore, the presence of estrogenic compounds in biosolids is one concern to this practice. Three digestion processes were studied to ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • Optimal anaerobic digestion of high BOD waste with an acclimatised and fresh seed culture combination

    With rising energy costs and increasing environmental pollution, this paper looks at how treatment of biological waste is emerging as a cost-effective solution towards both these problems.Keywords: anaerobic digestion, biological waste, environmental pollution, autohydrolysate, biogas, biochemical oxygen demand, BOD, chemical oxygen demand, COD, digestion, effluent, fatty acids, gas collector, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Robust systems for optimal treatment - Case Study

    Big Park Domestic Wastewater Improvement 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. Challenges In 2012, the District started working with Sunrise Engineering to find a solution that would work in their existing plant. Sunrise ...

  • We purify our waste­ water optimally

    Holzkirchen wastewater treatment plant achieves a new milestone in energy efficiency with AERsmart The Holzkirchen wastewater treatment plant has a clearly stated objective: “We purify our wastewater optimally.” For the municipal wastewater treatment plant, located 40 kilometres south of Munich, there is a requirement to operate in a way that is as resource-efficient as ...

  • Aerobic biological treatment of thermophilically digested sludge

    Aerobic biological treatment of digested sludge was studied in a continuously operated laboratory set-up. An aerated reactor was filled with thermophilically digested sludge from the Moscow wastewater treatment plant and inoculated with special activated sludge. It was then operated at the chemostat mode at different flow rates. Processes of nitrification and denitrification, as well as ...


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Recovering biomethane and nutrients from anaerobic digestion of water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) and its co-digestion with fruit and vegetable waste

    The potential to recover bioenergy from anaerobic digestion of water hyacinth (WH) and from its co-digestion with fruit and vegetable waste (FVW) was investigated. Initially, biogas and methane production were studied using the biochemical methane potential (BMP) test at 2 g volatile solids (VS) L−1 of substrate concentration, both in the digestion of WH alone and in its co-digestion with FVW ...


    By IWA Publishing

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