Biogas Production Articles

  • Where To Find Money In Biogas

    On the surface, wastewater treatment operations don’t appear to be handling precious material. But these facilities are actually processing a great deal of value every day. Sludge, a byproduct of wastewater treatment, turns out to be an entity worth cherishing. “Depending on treated sludge quality, the final product can be land applied, landfilled, incinerated, or composed,” ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Application of LEDs in Wastewater Treatment Plants

    Wastewater treatment plants are prone to explosive risks due to the presence of volatile, flammable compounds inside the building. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has highlighted the dangers of such hazardous environments through a federal safety investigation of a Canastota wastewater plant. In 2014, a worker died from third-degree burns after a devastating ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Effect of ammonia on methane production pathways and reaction rates in acetate-fed biogas processes

    In order to understand the correlation between ammonia and methanogenesis metabolism, methane production pathways and their specific rates were studied at total ammonium nitrogen (TAN) concentrations of 0.14–9 g/L in three methanogenic sludges fed with acetate, at both mesophilic and thermophilic conditions. Results showed that high levels of TAN had significant inhibition on methanogenesis; ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Qila Energy: Ensuring quality and consistency in biogas across multiple AD plants - Case Study

    Overview Qila Energy is a British engineering company who build Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants throughout the British Isles.  Their revolutionary two-stage process drastically reduces the time required to produce high quality biogas from varied feedstocks.  Qila Energy is an industry leader of the UK’s farm-based AD industry producing high quality biogas that can be ...


    By Geotech

  • Case study - Fermentation plant Kompoferm Mini, Galmiz (Switzerland)

    Planning, delivery, installation, commissioning and trial operation of a biowaste treatment plant for production of biogas by dry fermentation. Retention: July 2014 Commissioning: March 2015 Throughput: 9,000 Mg/a green waste Components of the plant: 4 fermentation boxes, ...


    By Eggersmann Anlagenbau

  • Modelling shortcut nitrogen removal from wastewater using an algal–bacterial consortium

    A shortcut nitrogen removal process was investigated for treatment of high ammonium strength wastewater using an algal–bacterial consortium in photo-sequencing batch reactors (PSBRs). In this process, algae provide oxygen for nitritation during the light period, while denitritation takes place during the dark (anoxic) period, reducing overall energy and chemical requirements. Two PSBRs were ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Capturing biogas energy to increase your business profits while safeguarding the environment

    Methane is a biogas produced from swine or cow manure, as well as food processing and meat packing waste. Methane is a natural gas, that when left uncollected, contributes to the harmful greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere. When biogas is captured under a cover and becomes concentrated, it creates a corrosive and toxic byproduct called hydrogen sulfide. The gas generates a rotten egg ...

  • Tax Credit Tips For Biogas Projects

    With the end of 2016 in plain view, anaerobic digestion (AD) projects in the development phase should examine what has to happen by December 31 in order to tap into available federal tax credits. Under current law, Section 45 of the federal tax code makes AD projects eligible for a Production Tax Credit (PTC), which can be converted into an Investment Tax Credit (ITC), if the projects are used to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Biogas plants in Bulgaria

    Interview with Hristo Panayotov, manager of Belfrie. The company is a supplier of modern equipment for industrial and agricultural installations for the extraction, purification, storage and utilization of biogas, landfill gas and other combustible gases. Belfrie is the official representative of Austrian manufacturers Tecon textile constructions GmbH and Ennox biogas technology GmbH as well as ...


    By Via Expo Ltd.

  • Huge increases at thermophilic AD plant in Switzerland - Case Study

    Biogas volume increase of 30% at a thermophilic digester in Switzerland. The Germanier SA plant in Lavigny, Switzerland was regarded as one of the best performing AD plants. The field trial has become a project which has been successfully running for the last 3 years. Listed below is the current data: Biogas output has increased from 5545 to over 7201m3/day, an increase of ...

  • Going further with food: The rise of channelling food waste for biogas production

    Almost 50% of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes, representing over seven million tonnes of food and drink wasted from British households annually. Wasting this food costs the average household £470 a year.  In fact, if we all stop wasting food that could have been eaten, the benefit to the planet would be the equivalent of taking 1 in 4 cars off the ...


    By Geotech

  • Case study - Going further with food: The rise of channelling food waste for biogas production

    Almost 50% of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes, representing over seven million tonnes of food and drink wasted from British households annually. Wasting this food costs the average household £470 a year.  In fact, if we all stop wasting food that could have been eaten, the benefit to the planet would be the equivalent of taking 1 in 4 cars off the ...


    By Geotech

  • Going Further with Food: The Rise of Channelling Food Waste for Biogas Production

    Almost 50% of the total amount of food thrown away in the UK comes from our homes, representing over seven million tonnes of food and drink wasted from British households annually. Wasting this food costs the average household £470 a year. In fact, if we all stop wasting food that could have been eaten, the benefit to the planet would be the equivalent of taking 1 in 4 cars off the road ...


    By Geotech

  • Case Study: Muffin Monster Protects Spanish Biogas Facility

    Muffin Monster protects pumps, enhances productivity in biogas application Problem Low production and high maintenance in biogas production facility due to problem solids, viscous nature of sludge and a solids content exceeding 8 percent dry solids. Solution 30004-B150 Muffin Monster ...


    By JWC Environmental

  • Industrial Anaerobic Biological Fermentation - Case Study

    The cooperation between the above mentioned innovative companies forces to impressive results. Hager & Elsässer planned the Aquatyx R2S reactor-technology which is installed in glass lined steel tanks from GLS Tanks International. AQUATYX is primarily for industrial anaerobic biological fermentation of highly polluted wastewater, as they are to also found for example in the paper ...


    By GLS Tanks International GmbH

  • Expect a lot! Premium technologies for the biogas industry - made by AERZEN

    The use of biogas for energy generation will help considerably when it comes to achieving the objectives set out, both nationally and internationally, in nuclear energy programmes and for the reduction of CO2 emissions. AERZEN COM.PRESS interviewed Axel C Mr. Cichon, what is the role of biogas/biomethane today in the generation of energy ...

  • Stimulation of the hydrolytic stage for biogas production from cattle manure in an electrochemical bioreactor

    Electrical current in the hydrolytic phase of the biogas process might affect biogas yield. In this study, four 1,150 mL single membrane-less chamber electrochemical bioreactors, containing two parallel titanium plates were connected to the electrical source with voltages of 0, −0.5, −1 and −1.5 V, respectively. Reactor 1 with 0 V was considered as a control reactor. The trend of biogas ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Energy Neutral” Is More Than Just a Buzzword for WWTPs

    Could all wastewater treatment plants someday become energy neutral? The goal may sound unobtainable, but with the right technology, investments, and innovation it may not be. According to the American Biogas Council, the wastewater sector consumes 22 terawatt hours of electrical energy each year, but has the potential to generate 851 trillion BTU of ...


    By KLa Systems, Inc.

  • Case study - Biogas contractor and generator using Geotech’s product

    The plant generates biogas from the waste water of their pig farm; the biogas is used as a means for waste to energy to make the farm self-sustainable Geotech works closely with their distributor within the Thai biogas market, currently their Thai distributor in Bangkok, Entech has delivered over 150 fixed and portable Geotech gas analysers to biogas plants throughout Thailand. The ...


    By Geotech

  • A modular diagnosis system based on fuzzy logic for UASB reactors treating sewage

    A modular diagnosis system (MDS), based on the framework of fuzzy logic, is proposed for upflow anaerobic sludge blanket (UASB) reactors treating sewage. In module 1, turbidity and rainfall information are used to estimate the influent organic content. In module 2, a dynamic fuzzy model is used to estimate the current biogas production from on-line measured variables, such as daily average ...


    By IWA Publishing

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