anaerobic digester process Articles

  • Biological Recycling Of Biodegradable Plastics

    Use of biopolymers for food packaging and serviceware is increasing rapidly, expanding the amount of organic waste collected, recovered and recycled and thus reducing landfill emissions. With growing public outcry and government regulations to increase organics recovery and reduce plastic waste, biodegradable plastics are not just a temporary trend — they will be a bigger part of the future ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Thermal Mass Flow Meters Improve Efficiency in Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Every municipality throughout the country has a wastewater treatment plant to safely treat water that enters back into our environment. This doesn’t mean they are immune to problems. One of the biggest problems for US wastewater treatment plants is the aging infrastructure with an estimated 180 billion dollars needed to repair many wastewater plants. A close second is the energy needed to ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • Nitrogen removal from digested manure in a simple one-stage process

    A process based on partial nitrification and recirculation into the anaerobic digester was studied to remove nitrogen from digested manure and thus reduce enhanced gaseous ammonia emissions due to on-farm biogas production. An anaerobic reactor representing an anaerobic manure digester was fed with a nitrite solution and digested manure liquor. Nitrite was efficiently removed from the influent ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Waste Water Treatment Processes Explained

    SUNCOAST WASTE WATER MANAGEMENT  presents  AEROBIC -verses- ANAEROBIC THE AEROBIC PROCESS There are two basic types of sewerage treatment processes, which are the Aerobic process and the Anaerobic process. Aerobic means with air or oxygen and Anaerobic (septic) means without air or oxygen. Aerobic bacteria are a higher life form and when digesting waste are utilising dissolved oxygen or air in ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • Methods of ammonia removal in anaerobic digestion: a review

    The anaerobic digestion of substrates with high ammonia content has always been a bottleneck in the methanisation process of biomasses. Since microbial communities in anaerobic digesters are sensitive to free ammonia at certain conditions, the digestion of nitrogen-rich substrates such as livestock wastes may result in inhibition/toxicity eventually leading to process failures, unless ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Enhancement of the conventional anaerobic digestion of sludge: comparison of four different strategies

    Anaerobic digestion (AD) is the preferred option to stabilize sludge. However, the rate limiting step of solids hydrolysis makes it worth modifing the conventional mesophilic AD in order to increase the performance of the digester. The main strategies are to introduce a hydrolysis pre-treatment, or to modify the digestion temperature. Among the different pre-treatment alternatives, the thermal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Comparison of different conditions, substrates and operation modes by dynamic simulation of a full-scale anaerobic SBR plant

    Simulation studies for a full-scale anaerobic unit of a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) were performed using the anaerobic digestion model no. 1 (ADM1). The anaerobic full-scale plant consists of one mesophilic and one thermophilic digester, operated in an anaerobic sequential batch reactor (ASBR) mode, and sludge enrichment reactors (SER) for each digester. The digesters are fed with a mixture ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Software Download: Anaerobic Digestion Model No.1 (ADM1)

    The IWA Task Group for Mathematical Modelling of Anaerobic Digestion Processes was created with the aim to produce a generic model and common platform for dynamic simulations of a variety of anaerobic processes. The purpose of this approach is to provide a unified basis for anaerobic digestion modelling. It is hoped this will promote increased application of modelling and simulation as a tool for ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 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

  • Use of an elemental balance over primary and secondary anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge to determine its carbon impact

    This paper details how a mass balance, which was conducted for all of United Utilities’ anaerobic digestion plants, was used to calculate emission factors for various types of anaerobic digestion processes to enable calculation their carbon footprint. The mass balance showed average volatile solids destruction rates of 45% and 11% over primary and secondary digestion respectively. The calculated ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • Effects of the anaerobic biowaste treatment processes Management on the digestate quality (residues from Digestion/compost, process water/wastewater)

    Regarding the municipally-collected biowaste amount in Germany, a quantity of 90 - 100 kg/ per annum per citizen is registered (Gallenkemper and Doedens, 1994). That results in an annual biowaste amount of 6.3 to 7 million tons in the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG), whereby also sewage sludges and biogenic, industrial wastes are added. According to Hochrein (1994) about 3 million tons of ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Treating organic waste with Cambi® THP

    This paper describes how the Cambi Thermal Hydrolysis Process (THP) treats biodegradable organic waste and converts it to renewable energy and pathogen-free and bio-fertilizer. The interest for the process is expected to increase due to new environmental legislation as well as increasing demand for renewable energy. The implementation of the European Landfill Directive 1999/31EC and the Animal-by ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • 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

  • The effect of mixing conditions on anaerobic digester performance

    The basic principle of aerobic wastewater treatment is the conversion of some parts of organic matters to biomass and this causes production of excessive sludge in aerobic processes. This excessive sludge is withdrawn from time to time to prevent accumulation of biomass in aeration basin. In most cases, this sludge requires the stabilization before the dewatering and disposal. Different processes ...


    By ORBIT e.V.

  • Thick sludge digestion - research design and validation of key process unit operations

    ABSTRACTAdvances in the design of anaerobic digesters have seen a trend towards digestion of thicker sludges in the US, UK and elsewhere. This includes a number of new facilities using bolt on technologies to mesophilic anaerobic digestion such as Cambi Thermal Hydrolysis, Prepasteurisation and Biological Hydrolysis. Cambi Thermal hydrolysis utilises thickenedsludge and the digestion process is ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • Application of acidic thermal treatment for one- and two-stage anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge

    The effectiveness of acidic thermal treatment (ATT) was examined in a 106-day continuous experiment, when applied to one- or two-stage anaerobic digestion of sewage sludge (4.3% TS). The ATT was performed at 170°C and pH 5 for 1 hour (sulfuric acid for lowering pH). The one-stage process was mesophilic at 20 days hydraulic retention time (HRT), and incorporated the ATT as pre-treatment. The ...


    By IWA Publishing

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