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  • 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

  • Design and Operational Considerations to Avoid Excessive Anaerobic Digester Foaming

    Excessive foaming in anaerobic digesters has been a problem for many years. All anaerobic digesters will foam to some extent, but excessive foam can be problematic. Excessive foaming is defined as foam that interferes with flow through the gas piping system and/or is not contained within the digester. Causes of foaming include presence of excessive filamentous bacteria, extreme amounts of oils ...

  • 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 ...


    By Ovivo USA LLC

  • FOG Waste receiving and processing facility design considerations

    Fats, Oils, and Grease (FOG) wastes and high-strength wastes (HSW) are frequently received at municipal water resource recovery facilities (WRRFs) as trucked-in wastes. These wastes offer significant benefits in terms of revenue from tipping fees and feedstock for co-digestion in anaerobic digesters that produce biogas, which can be beneficially used as fuel. The number of treatment plants ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Latest Progress in Anaerobic Digestion

    Compared to countries like Germany and Denmark, the United States and Canada have a long way to go in creating the fundamental policy incentives and regulatory mandates that will encourage market development for anaerobic digestion (AD). Someone recently asked me how many years it would take to deploy AD systems on farms in North America that are large enough to economically use them. Given ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Dairy shed wastewater treatment and modelling by anaerobic digestion technology

    There is a growing interest in the application of Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology to Australian dairy farms not only for the reduction of environmental pollution caused by the effluents but also for recovering bioenergy. To be able to design and operate efficient AD systems, appropriate mathematical models need to be developed to observe and analyse the anaerobic process dynamics, such as the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Viessmann Group/BIOFerm Energy Systems Selected for Municipal Anaerobic Digestion Project with The City of Edmonton and The University of Alberta

    Viessmann Group/BIOFerm Energy Systems Selected for Municipal Anaerobic Digestion Project with The City of Edmonton and The University of Alberta July 8, 2015  Written by Whitney Beadle PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release   Madison, WI –  ...


    By BIOFerm™ Energy Systems

  • Increasing biogas yield through addition of food waste

    1. Introduction The Moosburg wastewater treatment plant has one 634,008 gallons anaerobic digester, which was designed to process a maximum 23,775 gallons/day of activated sludge at 3.5% solids. The AD is currently processing 17,170 gallons/day of sludge and producing 39decatherms/day of energy from biogas. The operators would like to better utilize their anaerobic ...


    By CH Four Biogas Inc.

  • LBV Captures Biogas from Anaerobic Digestion of Dairy Wastewater

    The Customer: Laticínios Bela Vista Ltda. (LBV) is the fifth largest dairy food producer in Brazil with three plants processing over 3 million liters of milk per day. The company makes over 100 different products for LBV’s brands: Piracanjuba, Pirakids, Leitbom, and others. The Customer’s Needs: LBV expanded their plant in Bela Vista de ...

  • 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

  • Wastewater as a resource: a unique approach to achieving energy sustainability

    A wastewater-treatment flowsheet was developed to integrate uniquely designed biological processes with physical-chemical unit processes, allowing conversion of the organic carbon in the wastewater to methane, the removal and recovery of phosphorus and nitrogen from the wastewater, and the production of water suitable for reuse. In the flowsheet, energy is derived from the wastewater by first ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) generation and energy consumption in wastewater treatment plants

    Greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and energy consumption by on-site and off-site sources were estimated in two different wastewater treatment plants that used physical–chemical or biological processes for the removal of contaminants, and an anaerobic digester for sludge treatment. Physical–chemical treatment processes were used in the treatment plant of a locomotive repair factory that ...


    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

  • GTI Has HP Hood’s Wastewater Treatment System Covered - Case Study

    The Customer: HP Hood LLC is one of the largest dairy operators in the United States with 13 plants across the country. It has been producing high quality, delicious dairy products for more than 160 years. The Customer’s Needs: HP Hood’s plant in Winchester, Virginia, USA, was undergoing a planned expansion to its wastewater treatment system to keep ...

  • GTI Has HP Hood’s Wastewater Treatment System Covered

    The Customer: HP Hood LLC is one of the largest dairy operators in the United States with 13 plants across the country. It has been producing high quality, delicious dairy products for more than 160 years. The Customer’s Needs: HP Hood’s plant in Winchester, Virginia, USA, was undergoing a planned expansion to its wastewater treatment system to keep ...

  • Success with water-soluble polymers

    An industrial waste treatment system in Texas used AQUACLEAN / ACF-32 in their plant to reduce BOD, Ammonia, TOC, and TSS. This industrial site was processing water-soluble polymers that were proving to be difficult for their activated sludge system. In the existing system design, the influent stream is first treated by a pH adjustment to a level of 12 or higher, and then is later anaerobically ...


    By BluePlanet Labs

  • Applications of two-phase anaerobic degradation in industrial wastewater treatment

    Prospects for the phased anaerobic treatment of wastewater are extremely promising. With the variety of reactor designs available and the amenability of reactors to modification, existing treatment systems may be replaced or upgraded as required to achieve increased stability, higher loading capacities and greater process efficiencies than single-stage systems. In recent times, various reactor ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Built-to-Last: GTI Cover Replaced After 20 Years

    The Customer: Creston is a small town in the Kootenay region of southern British Columbia, Canada. Since 1959, it has been home to Columbia Brewing, makers of Kokanee beer, now owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev. The Customer’s Needs: The Town of Creston wastewater treatment facility treats both domestic and industrial (brewery) wastewater. The brewery ...

  • Molecular Chemical Grinder Improves Digestion in Sludge

    Municipal wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) can reduce the costs and liabilities of sludge handling and disposal and increase their organic solids conversion rate with the Advanced Fluidized Composting (AFC) Process or the Advanced Fluidized Co-Digeson & Co-Generaon (AFC2) Process from BioConversion Soluons, LLC (BCS). The conventional sludge treatment techniques of aerobic and anaerobic ...

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