aerobic digestion Articles

  • Sludge digestion instead of aerobic stabilisation – a cost benefit analysis based on experiences in Germany

    As a consequence of a worldwide increase of energy costs, the efficient use of sewage sludge as a renewable energy resource must be considered, even for smaller wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) with design capacities between 10,000 and 50,000 population equivalent (PE). To find the lower limit for an economical conversion of an aerobic stabilisation plant into an anaerobic stabilisation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Aerobic thermophilic bacteria enhance biogas production

    The enhancing effect of aerobic thermophilic (AT) bacteria on the production of biogas from anaerobically digested sewage sludge (methanogenic sludge) was investigated. Sewage sludge (5%, w/w) was incubated at 65°C with shaking for a few months to prepare the AT seed sludge. AT sludge was prepared by incubation of the AT seed sludge (5%, v/v) and sewage sludge (5%, w/w) at 65°C with shaking. The ...


    By Springer

  • Evaluation of treatment potential, biogas generation and sludge properties of an anaerobic claridigester

    The anaerobic process for the treatment of municipal and industrial wastewater has been in practice for over a century. Apart from treatment of wastewater, the process has the advantage of lower sludge and biogas production that can save energy. Application of this process in a primary clarifier in such a way that there is simultaneous digestion of primary settled sludge and organic removal ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • National brewery benefits from biogas

    Anheuser-Busch has installed anaerobic digestion systems at 10 of its 12 large breweries in the U.S., with an 11th system in design. Primary drivers are cost-avoidance for wastewater treatment fees and fossil fuel purchases. ANHEUSER-BUSCH, owner of 12 large breweries in the U.S., has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions 5 percent from 2005 levels by 2010. The company is well ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The whey to renewable energy

    When Tom Wilson with the Pennsylvania State University Cooperative Extension set out to study the feasibility of a community-based anaerobic digester in Mercer County, he initially analyzed processing manure collected from area dairies and food wastes gathered from the local college, nearby prisons and industrial food processors. But the economics of transporting the materials just did not make ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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