wet anaerobic digestion Articles

  • Anaerobic Digestion—What Are the Economics?

    Although solid waste AD facilities are just starting to emerge, haulers and their customers may see some benefits if the development trend continues. A Pro Forma Model objective can be constructed for strategic planning of an anaerobic digestion facility. Anaerobic digestion (AD) of food wastes in the U.S. is a developing market that is poised for continued growth in many regions. ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Anaerobic digestion in Sweden - status and experiences

    The implementation of biogas technology has in general increased in Sweden over the last 4-5 years. The main reason for this development is the effort to replace landfilling of nutrient-rich, wet organic waste with sustainable alternatives. In accordance with the EU directive on landfilling, a tax on putting organic waste into landfills will be introduced the 1st of January 2000, together with a ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Pretreatment followed by anaerobic digestion of secondary sludge for reduction of sewage sludge volume

    The influence of two pretreatment methods, thermal treatment and low-pressure wet oxidation, on the sludge digestion efficiency was examined. Batch thermophilic anaerobic digestion was used to evaluate the effectiveness of the pretreatment methods in terms of volatile suspended solids (VSS) digestion efficiency and gas production. The results showed that the gas production was not proportional ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Mesophilic and thermophilic anaerobic digestion of source-sorted municipal solid waste

    A change in existing collection systems for household waste is presently in progress in many Swedish municipalities. The objective is to separate the decomposable fraction from non-biodegradable waste in order to facilitate biological treatment and recycling of nutrients. The main reason for this development is the effort to replace landfilling of nutrient-rich, wet organic waste with sustainable ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Energy Recovery from Residual Waste by Means of Anaerobic Digestion Technologies

    ABSTRACT Anaerobic digestion (AD) is a natural process, spontaneously taking place in natural surroundings, such as marshes,bogs, paddies, or in cesspits, landfills, and dedicated digesters, used for the conversion of organic waste into a rich gas. Typical AD substrates are: manure, sewage sludge, high BOD wastewater, and – more recently - the organic fraction of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW), ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Anaerobic procedures (fermentation)

    Anaerobic technology is particularly well suited for the utilisation of organic industrial refuse with a high water content as well as for the organic part of bio-waste. A crucial factor for the increasing acceptance of anaerobic waste treatment is the fact that - in contrast to composting - the energy (digested gas) which is released during fermentation can be collected and used and enables ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Anaerobic digestion of post-hydrothermal liquefaction wastewater for improved energy efficiency of hydrothermal bioenergy processes

    Hydrothermal liquefaction (HTL) is a promising process for converting wet biomass and organic wastes into bio-crude oil. It also produces an aqueous product referred to as post-hydrothermal liquefaction wastewater (PHWW) containing up to 40% of the original feedstock carbon, which reduces the overall energy efficiency of the HTL process. This study investigated the feasibility of using ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Determination of greenhouse gas emission reductions from sewage sludge anaerobic digestion in China

    Sewage sludge is a considerable source of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission in the field of organic solid waste treatment and disposal. In this case study, total GHG emissions from sludge anaerobic digestion, including direct and indirect emissions as well as replaceable emission reduction due to biogas being reused instead of natural gas, were quantified respectively. The results indicated that ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Anaerobic digestion of stillage fractions – estimation of the potential for energy recovery in bioethanol plants

    Stillage processing can require more than one third of the thermal energy demand of a dry-grind bioethanol production plant. Therefore, for every stillage fraction occurring in stillage processing the potential of energy recovery by anaerobic digestion (AD) was estimated. In the case of whole stillage up to 128% of the thermal energy demand in the process can be provided, so even an ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Development of wet pre-treatment and pulper technology

    Since 1984 BTA is involved in activities in the area of waste pre-treatment. This process was first implemented in 1986 in a pilot plant. The patented BTA-Process is consisting of the following main steps: - Wet pre-treatment of waste with separation of the contaminants and production of a pumpable suspension- Sand separation by a hydrodynamic grit removal system- Digestion of the suspension in ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Co-digestion - Processes, potentials and organization Forms

    Co-digestion of organic wastes together with livestock manure has received growing interest in Germany during the last 5 years because some waste acts have been changed in order to achieve a better protection of the environment and to promote the utilisation of wastes for the formation of renewable energy and secondary products which can substitute mineral fertilisers and conventional soil ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Improving Wet Weather Treatment Capacity by Converting a Two-Stage Activated Sludge Process to a Single-Stage Process

    ABSTRACTThe Western Virginia Water Authority (WVWA) operates a 42 mgd wastewater treatment facility which treats flows from the City of Roanoke and adjoining municipalities. In recent years, the WVWA WPCP has experienced peak wet weather flows exceeding 140 mgd, well above the plant’s existing peak flow capacity. Under these conditions, the plant is forced to rely heavily on flow ...

  • Treatment of Alkali-Pretreated Slurry of Organic Fractions of Municipal Solid Waste using Upflow Anaerobic Sludge Blanket (UASB) Reactor

    [Master's Thesis in Environmental Engineering] As an alternative technology for use of local governments, we propose to demonstrate the suitability of anaerobic digestion (AD) system to treat the organic fractions of municipal solid waste (OFMSW). To enhance the process, we applied several pre-treatment steps: comminution, extraction, and addition of sodium hydroxide to achieve the desired pH ...


  • Site Constraints + Ammonia Limits + Peak Wet Weather Flow = High Rate Treatment & Biosolids Process Technology for the Heart of the Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District

    The Heart Of The Valley Metropolitan Sewerage District (HOVMSD), located in Kaukauna, Wisconsin, treats wastewater from five communities with a 6.5 mgd pure oxygen activated sludge Wastewater Treatment Facility. Wastewater treatment was originally provided at the site in the 1930’s for the City of Kaukauna. The plant was modified in the late 1970’s as a regional facility consisting of primary ...

  • Influence of the comminution of organic waste on their biodegradability

    Organic solids are present in very large quantities as products or waste from agriculture, food industry, household and many other fields. The disposal of organic waste can be realised using biological processes like anaerobic digestion or aerobic composting. The anaerobic digestion has advantages in comparison to composting such as a better handling of wet waste, the production of useful ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

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