large-scale anaerobic digestion Articles

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • Golf and a Small Anaerobic Digester

    Golf course associations and golf clubs around the world are looking at ways to improve the sport’s environmental criteria.  Sustainable developments and low carbon footprint operations are the name of the game.  As golf courses use fertiliser for the courses, power for the maintenance machinery, and power for the golf carts, there are many areas where sustainability of the sport ...


    By SEaB Energy Ltd.

  • Bio-fuels- Anaerobic digestion

    Anaerobic digestion is a series of processes in which micro organisms break down biodegradable material in the absence of oxygen. It is widely used to treat wastewater sludges and organic (agricultural) wastes.  As part of an integrated waste management system, anaerobic digestion reduces the emission of gas into the atmosphere. Anaerobic digestion is a renewable energy source because the ...


    By Triangle Ltd

  • 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

  • Assessing the Market for Anaerobic Digestion

    The anaerobic digestion (AD) industry is growing rapidly. In the UK there are over 215 anaerobic digesters in operation and more than 100 in planning. Understanding how a market will develop is crucial to any successful venture. A client came to us looking to improve their understanding of the current status and future potential of the AD market in the UK and Ireland. In order to progress ...


    By NNFCC

  • Assessment of the state of the art of technologies for the processing of digestate residue from anaerobic digesters

    Anaerobic digestion is widely used as an important source of renewable energy. With the increasing number and capacity of biogas plants also, adequate treatment technologies for whole digestate – the residue from anaerobic digestion – are gaining attention. In this study the state of the art of digestate processing is analysed, and currently used treatment schemes and the various ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Combined experiences of thermal hydrolysis and anaerobic digestion

    The basic principles of batch thermal hydrolysis process (THP) are well known and have been put into full practice in 20 plants around the world. This paper reviews the historical development of the process and the latest thinking on the application of THP from a number of sources in Europe. An independent investigation of the vendors claims support the data for the benefits claimed to date. The ...


    By Cambi AS

  • Anaerobic digestion foaming in full-scale biogas plants: a survey on causes and solutions

    Anaerobic digestion foaming is a common operation problem in biogas plants with negative impacts on the biogas plants economy and environment. A survey of 16 Danish full-scale biogas plants on foaming problems revealed that most of them had experienced foaming in their processes up to three times per year. Foaming incidents often lasted from one day to three weeks, causing 20–50% ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Anaerobic digestion of macroalgae: methane potentials, pre-treatment, inhibition and co-digestion

    In the present study we tested four macroalgae species – harvested in Denmark – for their suitability of bioconversion to methane. In batch experiments (53 °C) methane yields varied from 132 ml g volatile solids−1 (VS) for Gracillaria vermiculophylla, 152 ml g VS−1 for Ulva lactuca, 166 ml g VS−1 for Chaetomorpha linum and 340 ml g VS−1 for Saccharina ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Toronto moves forward with anaerobic digestion of residential SSO

    In June 2007, Toronto's City Council approved the “Target 70” plan to achieve 70 percent diversion by 2010. Target 70 includes construction of two, 55,000 metric tons/year anaerobic digestion plants to process residential source separated organics (SSO). City Council says that the digester facilities, along with adoption of single stream recycling and a pay-as-you-throw funding system, will ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The Effect of the Microsludgetm Treatment Process on Anaerobic Digestion Performance

    ABSTRACT Thickened waste activated sludge (TWAS) from biological treatment processes is less amenable to anaerobic digestion than primary sludge. This is due to TWAS being composed mostly of cellular material and extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) instead of more easily digestible carbohydrates and fats that are typically found in primary sludge. In an attempt to improve TWAS digestion ...

  • Bintulu Anaerobic Digestion Plant Now Complete

    BIODOME® ASIA, part of KIRK GROUP, has recently completed a state-of-the-art anaerobic digestion plant in East Malaysia for our client Kubota Corporation, consisting of the largest digester tank ever built by KIRK to date which has a capacity in excess of ...

  • Anaerobic Digestion technologies for the treatment of Municipal Solid Waste

    Anaerobic Digestion (AD) of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is used in several regions worldwide and systems span a range of design options including wet, dry, thermophilic, mesophilic, batch, continuous, single-stage, and multi-stage configurations. This paper reviews a number of commercial and emerging solid waste digestion systems discussing performance and costs. Systems yield 250?710 m³ of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Nitrification of centrate from dewatering of anaerobically digested sludge

    Nitrification of anaerobically digested sludge centrate was studied in bench-scale suspended growth and fixed film enhanced suspended growth systems at temperatures of 10.5-28.5°C and pH values of 6.0-9.1. Nitrification followed zero-order kinetics in both systems, and ammonia removals in excess of 99% were observed. The temperature dependency of the suspended growth nitrification rate ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Blending anaerobic co-digestates: synergism and economics

    Co-digestion is the process in which wastes from various sources are treated together. Therefore, more organic carbon is added to make efficient use of existing digesters. The objectives of this study were to compare potential co-digestates, determine synergistic and antagonistic co-digestion outcomes and estimate economic benefits for preliminary screening. Over 80 wastes were identified from 54 ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Advantages of anaerobic digestion of sludge in microaerobic conditions

    The paper reviews results and experience of microaerobic experiments at both high and low sulphide concentrations and evaluates advantages and drawbacks of the anaerobic digestion of sludge in microaerobic conditions as regards biogas quality, digested sludge quality, organic pollutants biodegradability and methanogenic activity of biomass. The innovative microaerobic modification of the ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Thermal hydrolysis, anaerobic digestion and dewatering of sewage sludge as a best first step in sludge strategy: full scale examples in large projects in the UK and strategic study including cost and carbon footprint.

    Abstract This paper shows that by using thermal hydrolysis process (THP) as a pre-treatment for anaerobic digestion (AD) it is possible to develop a step wise approach to sludge strategy that is cost effective and flexible. By generating a low volume of non odorous, well dewatered and safe digested cake it is possible to recycle sludge directly to agriculture or dry it for fuel use or ...


    By Cambi AS

  • Implications of full-scale implementation of an anammox-based process as post-treatment of a municipal anaerobic sludge digester operated with co-digestion

    The feasibility of treating the supernatant of a municipal sludge digester supplemented with co-substrates by means of an anammox-based process (ELAN®) was tested in Guillarei (NW of Spain). Ammonia concentration measured in the supernatant of the sludge digester varied in the range 800–1,500 g N/m3 due to the fact that the sludge produced in the plant was co-digested with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Environmental efficiency of composting versus anaerobic digestion of separately collected, organic waste

    Environmental policy in the Netherlands among others aims at closing material cycles and minimising the amount of waste requiring final disposal. In this policy the highest priority is given to the prevention of waste production followed by (in descending order of preference) reuse, incineration with energy recovery and sanitary landfilling. In the implementation of this solid waste policy also ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

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